Definitions for Educationˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ed•u•ca•tionˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge and of developing the powers of reasoning and judgment.

    Category: Education

  2. the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.

    Category: Education

  3. a degree, level, or kind of schooling:

    a college education.

    Category: Education

  4. the result produced by instruction, training, or study.

    Category: Education

  5. the science or art of teaching; pedagogics.

    Category: Education

Origin of education:

1525–35; (< MF) < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity(noun)

    the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

    "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

  2. education(noun)

    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

    "it was clear that he had a very broad education"

  3. education(noun)

    the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

    "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

  4. education(noun)

    the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

  5. education, training, breeding(noun)

    the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)

    "a woman of breeding and refinement"

  6. Department of Education, Education Department, Education(noun)

    the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. education(noun)ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən

    the process of teaching and learning

    I work in education.; plans to increase spending on education

  2. educationˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən

    the process of informing sb about sth

    sex education


  1. education(Noun)

    The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment

    A good teacher is essential for a good education

  2. education(Noun)

    Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally

  3. Origin: From educatio, from educo, from educo. See educate.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Education(noun)

    the act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Education

    as conceived of by Ruskin, and alone worthy of the name, "the leading human souls to what is best, and making what is best out of them"; and attained, "not by telling a man what he knew not, but by making him what he was not."

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. education

    A form of self-delusion by those who muff every good wheeze.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Education

    Acquisition of knowledge as a result of instruction in a formal course of study.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Education' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #317

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Education' in Written Corpus Frequency: #715

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Education' in Nouns Frequency: #110

Anagrams of Education

  1. auctioned, cautioned

  2. Auctioned

  3. Cautioned

Translations for Education

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


instruction and teaching, especially of children and young people in schools, universities etc

His lack of education prevented him from getting a good job.

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