tuition

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noun tu·ition \tə-ˈwi-shən, tyu̇-\

Definition of tuition

  1. 1 :  the price of or payment for instruction

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

  3. 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.

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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