train·ing | \ ˈtrā-niŋ \

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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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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If hired, you’ll also be required to attend a five-to-eight week long training program in Hamilton, New Jersey, and work evening and night hours. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "AAA Club Alliance Is Hiring Work-From-Home Positions With Full Benefits," 11 July 2018 But most of Hornsey’s work involved building common company processes, like less biased performance reviews or management training programs. Jessi Hempel, WIRED, "The Rise And Fall of Uber HR Chief Liane Hornsey," 11 July 2018 Vinciguerra said the resort is embarking on a major employee training program in a bid to add a star. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Check out the Phoenician resort's fresh look: New spa, golf course, lobby," 11 July 2018 Afterwards, the program branched out to offer leadership training programs beyond Georgia, said Friedmann. Eliana Rudee, Jewish Journal, "U.S. senior police and public-safety officials boost skills in Israel," 10 July 2018 Twice a year, the Unique Gift Foundation provides teacher training programs on child development, nutrition, psychology, and therapy. Eam Asaduzzaman And Shababa Iqbal, The Christian Science Monitor, "School in Bangladesh builds confidence for autistic students – and their parents," 10 July 2018 But detractors say that a standard training program already provides adequate preparation to handle patients with serious health care needs. Michelle Andrews, Washington Post, "More Nurse Practitioners Now Pursue Residency Programs To Hone Skills," 9 July 2018 The department also launched a yearlong training program in which social workers undergo simulations of house visits. NBC News, "Death of Anthony Avalos has parallels to another child abuse case in L.A.," 8 July 2018 Various fire departments and districts offer CERT training programs. Cliff Kapono,, "Take these courses to help you assist in an emergency," 8 July 2018

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First Known Use of training

1548, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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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.


train·ing | \ ˈtrā-niŋ \

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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