Definition of teaching
- the teachings of Confucius
He went into teaching after college.
a chemist who has devoted his career to teaching, even though he could have made a lot more money in an industrial job
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: the job or profession of a teacher
: something that is taught : the ideas and beliefs that are taught by a person, religion, etc.
: of, relating to, or used for teaching someone or something
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having a quality expressive of sadness
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