training

noun train·ing \ ˈtrā-niŋ \
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of training

1 a : the act, process, or method of one that trains
b : the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains
2 : the state of being trained

Examples of training in a Sentence

  1. The job requires special training.

  2. She owes her flexibility to her early training as a dancer.

  3. He received training in first aid.

  4. a young doctor who's still in training

  5. She's in training for the Olympics.

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First Known Use of training

1548

training Synonyms

Synonyms
drill, practice (also practise), routine, exercise, workout
Related Words
assignment, homework, lesson; brushup, refresher, review
Near Antonyms
tenure


TRAINING Defined for English Language Learners

training

noun

Definition of training for English Language Learners

  • : a process by which someone is taught the skills that are needed for an art, profession, or job

  • : the process by which an athlete prepares for competition by exercising, practicing, etc.


TRAINING Defined for Kids

training

noun train·ing \ ˈtrā-niŋ \

Definition of training for Students

1 : the course followed by a person or animal who trains or is being trained
2 : the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by a person or animal who has trained
  • “You are just in time to put your training to use …”
  • —Gail Carson Levine, Ella Enchanted


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