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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Elite schooling has become the dynastic technology of choice for the one percent. Daniel Markovits, Time, "American Universities Must Choose: Do they Want to be Equal or Elite?," 12 Sep. 2019 He and his family moved into a housing compound with Xinjiang Education Press editors and schooling officials, debating world events over dinner with others in the tight-knit community of Uighur scholars and writers. Dake Kang, Washington Post, "Correction: China-Xinjiang-Banished Textbooks story," 3 Sep. 2019 However, schooling is usually only possible when there is enough light to see each other, says Gruber. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, "We finally know why flashlight fish glow," 14 Aug. 2019 The camps offer no schooling at all for Rohingya refugee adolescents aged 15 to 18. Rubayat Jesmin, The Conversation, "Without school, a ‘lost generation’ of Rohingya refugee children face uncertain future," 24 July 2019 The affordability of technical colleges versus four-year schools, and the ability to draw a decent salary without a ton of schooling, have traditionally been all the marketing necessary to get students interested in technical colleges. Andrew Boryga,, "The car mechanic trade is dying. Who will fix our high-tech cars?," 9 Aug. 2019 Threshers hunt by using their oversized tails to thrash schooling fish or squid, stunning or killing them. Don Lyman,, "Besides great whites, there’s little to fear among local sharks," 14 Aug. 2019 But the idea of using bioluminescence to coordinate schooling is novel. Brian Clark Howard, National Geographic, "We finally know why flashlight fish glow," 14 Aug. 2019 Cisse was the first member of his family to go to university, or receive formal schooling of any kind. Patrick Lucas Austin, Time, "Why TIME's 2019 Tech Optimists Are Upbeat About Silicon Valley's Future," 7 Aug. 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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