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training

Syllabification: train·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈtrāniNG
 
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Definition of training in English:

noun

1The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behavior: in-service training for staff
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
instruction, teaching, coaching, tuition, tutoring, guidance, schooling, education, orientation;
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
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
exercise, exercises, working out, conditioning;
practice, preparation

Phrases

in (or out of) training

1
Undergoing (or no longer undergoing) physical training for a sporting event.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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