Definition of education in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/


[mass noun]
1The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university: a course of education
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  • But the local education authority has instructed a solicitor to establish who the rightful owner is.
  • We regularly do workshops for the local education authority in Schools.
  • Its role also includes the inspection of local education authorities, teacher training institutions and youth work.
1.1The theory and practice of teaching: colleges of education
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  • Current practice in mathematics education is deeply entrenched and pervasive.
  • I also had four students who would be majoring in art education in college.
  • Ideal presence was at the very center of his aesthetic, and it was, at bottom, a theory of visual education.
1.2 [count noun] A body of knowledge acquired while being educated: his education is encyclopedic and eclectic
1.3Information about or training in a particular subject: health education
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  • When will the Government open its eyes to the simple fact health education must promote abstinence outside marriage and fidelity within it?
  • Health education comes as second nature to soap operas.
  • In addition, lectures are organised for the families on topics such as health education and prevention of fire.
2 (an education) An enlightening experience: Petrus is a good workman—it is an education to watch him
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  • Indeed, it was an education to watch the two in action.
  • It was an education to watch you at Fort William.



Pronunciation: /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)nɪst/
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  • The highlight of the event is a series of interactive sessions involving school children, teachers, farmers, educationists, media representatives and development experts.
  • The gathering comprised the school's management committee members, governing council members, educationists, sportspersons, parents and others.
  • An elite group comprising diplomats, academics, educationists and journalists celebrated the ‘Day of Slavonic Script and Culture’ in the Capital on Monday.


Mid 16th century: from Latin educatio(n-), from the verb educare (see educate).

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