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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The fighter went missing approximately one month ago during a routine training flight over the Pacific Ocean. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Ends Search for Missing F-35 Fighter Jet," 10 May 2019 Unfortunately, the required training and certification is not a difficult hurdle to clear, so there are some unprepared amateurs out there masquerading as professionals. Michelle Lee, Allure, "Thanks to Microblading, I Finally Have My Pre-Tweezer Eyebrows Back," 9 May 2019 The company also is training managers in running meetings so everyone participates. Sue Shellenbarger, WSJ, "The Most Anxious Generation Goes to Work," 9 May 2019 For those ready to ride without assistance, there's a deep system of combos, assists, and resets that will take you much further than the auto tools, rewarding your efforts and training. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Ars Technica’s best games of 2018," 24 Dec. 2018 Ultimately, Colectivo Moriviví would like to create a grassroots training program to teach muralism as activism to other young women. Raquel Reichard, Teen Vogue, "Art Collective Colectivo Moriviví is Painting Political Murals Throughout Puerto Rico," 4 Jan. 2019 When the heart rate and temperature rise with cardio training, more blood gets pumped to all vital organs, including the skin. Mona Gohara, Good Housekeeping, "6 Reasons Why Your Skin Is Blotchy — And How to Fix It," 13 Dec. 2018 The couple will also visit a social enterprise café, which offers mentorship and training programs for young Aboriginal people, and later visit a primary school to meet students involved in sustainability projects. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle Wears a Chic Navy Dion Lee Dress and Gucci Bag in Melbourne During Royal Tour," 17 Oct. 2018 But that won't have much of an impact if the teachers aren't comfortable using it either, so universities will also need to incorporate it into their teacher training programs. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, "“Fixed mindsets” might be why we don’t understand statistics," 14 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of training

1537, 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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