train·​ing ˈtrā-niŋ How to pronounce training (audio)
: the act, process, or method of one that trains
: the skill, knowledge, or experience acquired by one that trains
: the state of being trained

Examples of training in a Sentence

The job requires special training. She owes her flexibility to her early training as a dancer. He received training in first aid. a young doctor who's still in training She's in training for the Olympics.
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Word History

First Known Use

1537, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of training was in 1537

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“Training.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


: the course followed by one who trains or is being trained
: the knowledge, experience, or condition acquired by one who trains

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