Definition of training in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/


[mass noun]
1The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour: in-service training for staff
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  • Many traditional teachers in this study had no training in bilingual or ESL pedagogy.
  • I was working as a locum house officer during my vocational training in a local teaching hospital.
  • Figures released last week showed a drop in the number of 16 year olds in education and training in England.
instruction, teaching, coaching, tuition, tutoring, tutelage, schooling, education, pedagogy, andragogy, drilling, priming, preparation, grounding, guidance, indoctrination, inculcation;
1.1The action of undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event: you’ll have to go into strict training
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  • A couple of divers are preparing to do some training exercises in the shallow water of the bay and the others will be diving the wreck of the Lucy later.
  • There are many safe ways to carry out physical or mental training, such as exercising in gyms or on campus.
  • Maintain your diet and reduce your training to ensure your muscles are prepared.
exercise, exercises, physical exercises, working out, bodybuilding;
drill, practice, preparation


in (or out of) training

Undergoing (or no longer undergoing) physical training for a sporting event: they are in training for the big game
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  • So do all the training, get all that fine tuning done in training for those big events.
  • He has been in training for the event for months and all his colleagues are willing him on to his highest position yet.
  • She has been in training specifically for this event the past several months.
1.1Physically fit (or unfit) as a result of the amount of training one has undertaken: he is out of training after a knee operation we’re completely out of training

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