Definition of education
educationalplay \ˌe-jə-ˈkā-shnəl, -shə-nəl\ adjective
educationallyplay \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.
First Known Use of education
EDUCATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of education for English Language Learners
: 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 Defined for Kids
Definition of education for Students
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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