tertiary education

Definition of tertiary education

formal, chiefly British
:education at the college or university level

Word by Word Definitions

tertiary play
  1. : of third rank, importance, or value

  2. : of, relating to, or being higher education

  3. : of, relating to, or constituting the third strongest of the three or four degrees of stress recognized by most linguists (such as the stress of the third syllable of basketball team)

  1. : a member of a monastic third order especially of lay people

  2. : the Tertiary (see 1tertiary 2) period or system of rocks

education play
  1. : the action or process of educating or of being educated

  2. : the knowledge and development resulting from an educational process

  3. : the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools


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