schooling

noun
school·​ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ \

Definition of schooling

1a : instruction in school : education
b : training, guidance, or discipline derived from experience
2 archaic : reproof
3 : the cost of instruction and maintenance at school
4 : the training of a horse for service especially : the teaching and exercising of horse and rider in the formal techniques of equitation

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Examples of schooling in a Sentence

He has had little schooling. the extended schooling needed for a horse to be able to make those precision movements

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Since 1971, Malays have enjoyed preferential treatment over their Chinese compatriots in everything from schooling and housing to government jobs and access to capital. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Racial Preferences Aren’t Only an American Problem," 11 Dec. 2018 Beyond inheritance and schooling, what’s your credo? Bess Matassa, Teen Vogue, "Weekly Horoscopes October 29-November 4," 28 Oct. 2018 Care work could include parenting or home schooling of young children, assisting aging parents or helping a friend with mental or physical disabilities live life to the full. Kai-fu Lee, WSJ, "The Human Promise of the AI Revolution," 14 Sep. 2018 Voters eventually approved a charter school law in 2012, making Washington one of the last states to adopt the schooling model. Sally Ho, The Seattle Times, "AP Analysis: Billionaires fuel powerful state charter groups," 16 July 2018 David is additionally accused of a lewd act against a child and perjury, for allegedly lying about his children’s schooling. Greg Hanlon, PEOPLE.com, "House of Horrors Siblings Had Stunted Growth, 'Low Cognition,' 'Severe Skeletal Abnormalities'," 21 June 2018 On the contrary, they are widely expected to take steps to encourage their growth in a range of schooling options for families, especially with academic performance lagging at many traditional campuses. Howard Blume, latimes.com, "L.A. school board makes a bold, controversial choice in Beutner," 2 May 2018 In the Nature Genetics paper, each of the 1,200-plus SNPs identified in the GWAS seems to contribute, on average, to predicting just two more weeks of schooling. Brian Resnick, Vox, "How scientists are trying to predict your future with your genes," 23 Aug. 2018 Signage can help promote the language in public spaces, and schooling is also key. Adam Cohen, Smithsonian, "This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisis," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of schooling

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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schooling

noun

English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school

schooling

noun
school·​ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ\

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