education

noun
ed·​u·​ca·​tion | \ ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce education (audio) \

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 How to pronounce educational (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective
educationally \ ˌe-​jə-​ˈkā-​shnəl-​ē How to pronounce educationally (audio) , -​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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Classroom education is a farce; the merit system is an ongoing game of move-the-goalposts; and Elwood is enlisted on trips to transfer Nickel’s provisions to white businesses, or serve as free labor at the homes of the friends of Nickel’s minders. Mark Athitakis, USA TODAY, "'The Nickel Boys' is a literary achievement. Will Colson Whitehead win another Pulitzer?," 15 July 2019 Iscar also trains talented local workers with minimal education and puts them in production and sales positions. Ephrat Livni, Quartz at Work, "The secret to success of an Israeli company that’s the darling of Warren Buffett," 14 July 2019 Music education was important to her parents, who were both musicians. Kathy Berdan, Twin Cities, "Thanks, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson! Opera stars say Roseville music teachers got them started," 11 July 2019 Because of that potential, education has been a crucial part of citizen scientist projects like Tunnell’s. Julissa Treviño, WIRED, "Little Plastic 'Nurdles' Are Flooding Beaches and Waterways," 10 July 2019 Public schools meant good education was easily accessible. Jessie Yeung, CNN, "Family feuds and social media spats: The generational divide that's splitting apart Hong Kong," 9 July 2019 The money will provide more than 70,000 students in southeastern Wisconsin with economic and financial literacy education at the JA Kohl’s Education Center, the firm said. Rick Romell, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Kohl's will give $1 million to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin," 9 July 2019 Hodges also believed that education was one of the surest ways to reduce recidivism. Casey Parks, USA Today, "'You don't know what you did for me': Released from prison by Obama, now on the dean's list," 8 July 2019 Romagosa emphasizes that education is particularly important. Annie Roth, National Geographic, "Why you should never release exotic pets into the wild," 3 July 2019

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First Known Use of education

1531, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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 How to pronounce education (audio) \

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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