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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This story was produced by Chalkbeat Indiana, a nonprofit news website that covers education. Emma Kate Fittes, Indianapolis Star, "What students do after graduating could determine their high school’s rating," 9 Sep. 2019 Public education in the five boroughs encompasses not only schools divided by grade but also vocational schools, specialized schools, charter schools, alternative schools, and an extensive array of programming within the schools. Jelani Cobb, The New Yorker, "Back to School Reform," 8 Sep. 2019 Proceeds from the book sale support EASTCONN education programs. courant.com, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 6 Sep. 2019 Young’s vision of IQ testing may have been a little off, but elite education had become the prerequisite for power. Sarah Leonard, The New Republic, "The Fall of the Meritocracy," 5 Sep. 2019 Yet another is education – many patients and even some physicians simply don’t know about the test, and even patients who do may decline to undergo it. Richard Gunderman, The Conversation, "The test that could save the life of a long-time smoker you know," 2 Sep. 2019 An episode comparing cryptocurrencies to baseball cards might be their finest moment, but the entire archive is a valuable education . . . David Z. Morris, Fortune, "A Spy in the House of Byrne—The Ledger," 26 Aug. 2019 Of course our greatest challenge is education, since 80 percent of Americans think the ERA passed last century. Betty Folliard, Twin Cities, "Betty Folliard: ERA 2020 — let’s finish what the suffragists started," 25 Aug. 2019 Her website’s explanations on provenance, traceability, and taking responsibility for the health of workers and of the soil in the production of fashion is an education in itself. Vogue, "The Women Designers Who Changed The Way We Dress," 14 Aug. 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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