tuition

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noun tu·ition \tə-ˈwi-shən, tyu̇-\

Definition of tuition

  1. 1 archaic :  custody, guardianship

  2. 2 :  the act or profession of teaching :  instruction <pursued his studies under private tuition>

  3. 3 :  the price of or payment for instruction

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.

Did You Know?

The sense of tuition meaning "teaching" or "instruction" is mostly used in Britain today. In the U.S., tuition almost always means the costs charged by a school, college, or university for that teaching. Those costs have tended to rise at an alarming rate in recent years. Around 2010 a student could receive a four-year college education (tuition, room, and board) at an inexpensive public university for less than $50,000, but might have to pay more than $200,000 at an expensive private college or university.

Origin and Etymology of tuition

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


First Known Use: 15th century


TUITION Defined for English Language Learners

tuition

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noun tu·ition \tə-ˈwi-shən, tyu̇-\

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

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noun tu·ition \tu̇-ˈi-shən, tyu̇-\

Definition of tuition for Students

  1. :  money paid for instruction (as at a college)



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