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teaching Line breaks: teach|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtiːtʃɪŋ/

Definition of teaching in English:


1 [mass noun] The occupation, profession, or work of a teacher: I went into teaching because I like working with children [as modifier]: a teaching union
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  • This convergence has important implications for research and teaching in business schools.
  • One weekend of TV coverage of their conference might well do more damage to the idea of teaching as a profession than any amount of strike action.
  • The new institute is an independent body to register and administer the teaching profession across all school sectors in the state.
2 (teachings) Ideas or principles taught by an authority: the teachings of the Koran
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  • Christians relied on bishops to interpret Christian teachings and ensure correct belief.
  • Nor is it an assault on people's right to disapprove of beliefs, teachings or practices of a religion.
  • Imagine if the current contestants of Big Brother were asked to interpret the teachings of Allah?

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