education meaning

[ ˌedju(:)'keiʃən ] Pronunciation:   "education" in a sentence
Noun: education  `ejû'keysh(u)n
  1. The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    "he received no formal education"
    - instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity 
  2. Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    "it was clear that he had a very broad education" 
  3. The gradual process of acquiring knowledge
    "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's" 
  4. The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university) 
  5. The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behaviour)
    - training, breeding
Noun: Education
  1. The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    - Department of Education, Education Department

Derived forms: educations

See also: educate, educational, educationist

Type of: acquisition, activity, cognitive content, content, executive department, learning, mental object, profession, upbringing

Encyclopedia: Education, Culture and Science of the Netherlands Education Education, Medical Education, education and education Education, education, education

Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.


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  1. ten years was the sum of john's education.
  2. our children 's education is at stake.
  3. stress the need for better education.
  4. i saved something toward his education.
  5. i had a very exclusive college education.

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