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education Line breaks: edu|ca¦tion
Pronunciation: /ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/

Definition of education in English:


[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.
teaching, schooling, tuition, tutoring, instruction, pedagogy, andragogy, coaching, training, tutelage, drilling, preparation, guidance, indoctrination, inculcation, enlightenment, edification, cultivation, development, improvement, bettering
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
learning, knowledge, literacy, schooling, scholarship, enlightenment, cultivation, culture, refinement
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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/
Example sentences
  • 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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