training

noun
train·​ing | \ ˈtrā-niŋ How to pronounce training (audio) \

Definition of training

1a : 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

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Synonyms for training

Synonyms

drill, exercise, practice (also practise), routine, workout

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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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Being injured while training for a race is a special kind of misery. Michaela Bechler, Vogue, "Inspired by the New York City Half Marathon? Experts Weigh in on Staying Injury-Free While You Train," 15 Mar. 2019 Modern royal nannies also receive specialized training in how to deal with dangerous situations. Annabelle Spranklen, Town & Country, "Here's What It Takes to Become a Nanny for the British Royal Family," 9 Mar. 2019 Larson's main goals training for Captain Marvel were to become extremely strong and resilient. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Here's How Brie Larson Trained to Play Captain Marvel," 7 Mar. 2019 Kate got incredibly candid while advocating for mental health training for educators. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, "Kate Middleton Opens Up About Motherhood: "I Was a Very Naive as a Parent"," 16 Feb. 2019 States are spending grant money on treatment, overdose antidote kits, recovery support services, training for doctors and public awareness campaigns. Carla K. Johnson, The Seattle Times, "Q&A: Feds tackle opioid epidemic, but is it helping?," 28 Jan. 2019 Microsoft has won a $480 million contract to develop an augmented reality system for use in combat and military training for the US Army. Peter Bright, Ars Technica, "Microsoft wins $480 million military contract to bring HoloLens to the battlefield," 29 Nov. 2018 In response, Hillsong created mandatory child protection training for pastors, according to Cosmopolitan. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "What You Need to Know About Hillsong Church and the Celebs Who Attend It," 3 Aug. 2018 West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini has been impressed with Antonio at the club's training camp in Switzerland recently, as the former England international worked alone to improve his fitness during the trip. SI.com, "Lazio Star Felipe Anderson Undergoing West Ham Medical as Club Record Move Edges Closer," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of training

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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training

noun

English Language Learners Definition of training

: 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

noun
train·​ing | \ ˈtrā-niŋ How to pronounce training (audio) \

Kids Definition of training

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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