education

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \

Definition of education

1a : the action or process of educating or of being educated also : a stage of such a process
b : the knowledge and development resulting from the process of being educated a person of little education
2 : the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools

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Other Words from education

educational \ ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
educationally \ ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl-​ē , -​shə-​nᵊl-​ \ adverb

Examples of education in a Sentence

The school is devoted to the education of children with reading difficulties. She received her education at private schools. The applicants had comparable educations. She earned her master's degree in education.
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Legislators will hold hearings on health care and education, the two biggest spending areas, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Jimmy Vielkind, WSJ, "Albany Focuses on Spending as Tax Revenue Forecast Dims," 3 Feb. 2019 The four patronages represent a diverse range of interests for the Duchess: Women's empowerment, universal education, the arts, and animal welfare. Omid Scobie, Harper's BAZAAR, "How Duchess Meghan Selected Her First Four Royal Patronages," 10 Jan. 2019 The project has also strongly committed to education through museum exhibits, classes, and outreach from Maropeng Visitor Centre in the Cradle of Humankind to the Perot Museum of Science and Nature in Dallas. Lydia Pyne, Ars Technica, "Rising Star found a new species—now it wants to find a new way for paleoanthropology," 20 Dec. 2018 Healthcare, education, our very electoral machinery…nearly every component of our civic infrastructure is in dire need of updating. Smith Henderson, Popular Mechanics, "I Went to the Opening of Elon Musk's First Boring Company Tunnel and Here Is What I Found," 19 Dec. 2018 My progressive vision of equality would allow disparate impact to be a basis for a constitutional violation, preserve affirmative action, and ultimately seek a constitutional right to food, shelter, medical care, and education for all Americans. Sean Illing, Vox, "Why the Constitution is an inherently progressive document," 18 Dec. 2018 In exchange for agreeing to report to credit bureaus, more thoroughly underwrite loans and offer financial education, lenders who sign up for the program are allowed to charge interest rates of up to 36%. James Rufus Koren, latimes.com, "Latest battle over California lending market: Should grocery stores offer large loans?," 12 July 2018 The rankings are given on the basis of workforce, infrastructure, cost of doing business, economy, quality of life, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living. Francisca Ortega, Houston Chronicle, "CNBC ranks Texas No. 1 for business, but offers residents a few warnings," 11 July 2018 These women, in part, inspired me to create Eighteen x 18, an initiative to increase youth voter education and turnout. Yara Shahidi, Teen Vogue, ""Yes She Can" Is the Yara Shahidi-Approved Collection of Stories From Young Women Staffers of the Obama White House," 14 Jan. 2019

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First Known Use of education

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of education was in 1531

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education

noun

English Language Learners Definition of education

: the action or process of teaching someone especially in a school, college, or university
: the knowledge, skill, and understanding that you get from attending a school, college, or university
: a field of study that deals with the methods and problems of teaching

education

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən \

Kids Definition of education

1 : the act or process of teaching or of being taught the education of students
2 : knowledge, skill, and development gained from study or training “It isn't a question of education,” returned the Insect; “it's merely a question of mathematics.”— L. Frank Baum, The Marvelous Land of Oz
3 : the study of the methods and problems of teaching He's taking courses in education.

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