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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For now, that could mean a training-camp tryout, likely somewhere other than Heat camp, or time in the G League or overseas. Ira Winderman,, "Rashad Vaughn career at a crossroad, as Heat summer play comes to an end," 15 July 2018 General manager Rob Pelinka said this week that Ball will be fully healthy for training camp . ., "Knee surgery scheduled for Lonzo Ball," 14 July 2018 Observer beat writers Joe Person and Jourdan Rodrigue recap what happened for the team and what to look forward to going into training camp in July. Mike Reader, charlotteobserver, "‘You’re the best.’ The Panthers’ Sir Purr and his video really are, vote NFL mascots.," 13 July 2018 For a second-round pick fighting to earn an invitation to training camp, every second on the floor in front of the watchful eyes of coaches and front office staff counts. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, "Metu’s misfortune means missed opportunity for Spurs’ second-rounder," 12 July 2018 The portion of Chiefs training camp that's open to the public starts July 26 and runs through Aug. 14. Jeff Rosen, kansascity, "The Star hires two new reporters to cover Kansas City Chiefs," 10 July 2018 He was cut by the Cubs in April after hitting .250 last season in Single-A. An ankle injury hampered him in spring training this year. Dave Southorn, idahostatesman, "Ex-Boise State linebacker heads to College of Idaho after ending baseball career," 10 July 2018 Other cities, wanting to receive or retain their own training camp — Waco, San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston (as well as San Francisco) — all followed suit. Scott Stern, Teen Vogue, "How Capitalism Helped to Fuel the Mass Incarceration of Women," 25 June 2018 The first of 14 practices open to the public takes place on July 26 at the Dolphins training facility at Nova Southeastern University. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "What would Miami Dolphins-themed soccer kits look like? Here’s a look," 13 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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