school·​ing | \ ˈskü-liŋ How to pronounce schooling (audio) \

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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Used to mostly dry chronologies of a person’s birth, schooling, careers, military service and survivors, obituary readers said they were charmed by the blunt and irreverent account of a life well lived. Jesse Leavenworth,, "After his obituary went viral, Joe Heller remembered as ‘the most inappropriate guy with the biggest heart’," 14 Sep. 2019 Nonetheless, decisions about schooling, travel and lifestyles of the children often remain with the father in the Middle East. Elizabeth Llorente, Fox News, "Dubai ruler's wife, Princess Haya, goes into hiding in UK and hires divorce lawyer: report," 5 July 2019 For instance, families are now allowed to use 529 money to pay for private K-12 schooling, not just college. Chana R. Schoenberger, WSJ, "The 6 Biggest Questions About ‘529’ Plans," 3 Mar. 2019 Less so the fact that thousands of Zimbabweans now face starvation and that half the country has no access to proper schooling. Yomi Kazeem, Quartz Africa, "Robert Mugabe has died leaving behind a conflicted legacy," 6 Sep. 2019 Like flocking or schooling, the policing behavior arises from individual interactions to produce a macroscopic effect on the entire ensemble. Quanta Magazine, "How Nature Solves Problems Through Computation," 6 July 2017 Only about 66% of 3- to 5-year-olds receive some form of early-childhood schooling, the sixth-lowest figure out of 37 countries surveyed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Bloomberg Opinion, Twin Cities, "Other voices: Fund Pre-K for those who need it most," 5 Sep. 2019 Leaving high school during his sophomore year for home schooling allowed him to pursue his dream of becoming a Formula One driver. Laurence Eiden,, "From Woodbury to the Indy 500, Santino Ferrucci making his mark on IndyCar Series," 25 Aug. 2019 Rene said they were given a Sept. 20 court date in the U.S. for their asylum request, and promised Mexico would provide housing, work and schooling, but in Mexico they were bused to Monterrey without explanation or support. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fear, bribes, gangs, coyotes: A Guatemalan’s trek to the US," 30 July 2019

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First Known Use of schooling

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

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English Language Learners Definition of schooling

: teaching that is done in a school


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