tuition

noun tu·ition \ tə-ˈwi-shən , tyu̇- \
Updated on: 24 Nov 2017

Definition of tuition

1 : the price of or payment for instruction
2 : the act or profession of teaching : instruction
  • pursued his studies under private tuition
3 archaic : custody, guardianship

tuitional

play \-ˈwish-nəl, -ˈwi-shə-nᵊl\ adjective

Examples of tuition in a Sentence

  1. Her uncle agreed to pay part of her tuition.

  2. There's going to be a tuition increase next year.

  3. Before the company transferred her to Mexico, they offered her private tuition in Spanish.

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Origin and Etymology of tuition

Middle English tuicioun protection, from Anglo-French, from Latin tuition-, tuitio, from tueri to look at, look after


TUITION Defined for English Language Learners

tuition

noun

Definition of tuition for English Language Learners

  • : money that is paid to a school for the right to study there

  • : teaching that is done especially for a single person or small group


TUITION Defined for Kids

tuition

noun tu·ition \ tu̇-ˈi-shən , tyu̇- \

Definition of tuition for Students

: money paid for instruction (as at a college)


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