What does education mean?

Definitions for education
ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃəned·u·ca·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activitynoun

    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. educationnoun

    knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

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

  3. educationnoun

    the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

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

  4. educationnoun

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

  5. education, training, breedingnoun

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

    "a woman of breeding and refinement"

  6. Department of Education, Education Department, Educationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. educationnoun

    The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment

    A good teacher is essential for a good education

    Etymology: From educatio, from educo, from educo. See educate.

  2. educationnoun

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

    Etymology: From educatio, from educo, from educo. See educate.

Wikipedia

  1. Education

    Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, morals, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, however learners can also educate themselves. Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy. Formal education is commonly divided formally into such stages as preschool or kindergarten, primary school, secondary school and then college, university, or apprenticeship. There are movements for education reforms, such as for improving quality and efficiency of education towards applicable relevance in the students' lives and efficient problem solving in modern or future society at large or for evidence-based education methodologies. A right to education has been recognized by some governments and the United Nations. Global initiatives aim at achieving the Sustainable Development Goal 4, which promotes quality education for all. In most regions, education is compulsory up to a certain age.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Educationnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. education

    To educate for a specific purpose.

    Education is vital across the world to ensure we all work in unity and harmony with each other, the animals and nature.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 13, 2020  

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 for education »

  1. auctioned, cautioned

  2. Auctioned

  3. Cautioned

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of education in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of education in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of education in a Sentence

  1. Mark Leno:

    Our expenditure plan funds anti-poverty programs, child care and education, it also includes resources to combat homelessness, support low-income working families and improve college readiness and enrollment.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    The biggest problem with the education system is that it does not teach sycophancy, which is invariably required to grow in a private company and that's the main disconnect between an organization and an institution.

  3. Will Durant:

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.

  4. Flor Edwards:

    You have to understand the group was cut off from society for 20 to 25 years, no education, no money, no job … Even if you wanted to leave, I do n’t think you had the choice or the means to leave … My mother definitely had suspicions, but I think it was very difficult to try and leave.

  5. Thomas Huxley:

    Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not it is the first lesson that ought to be learned and however early a man's training begins, it is probably the last lesson that he learns thoroughly.

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4 Comments

  • Uwimana Berthilde
    Without education,without civisation in the world
    LikeReplyReport5 years ago
  • Ipyana Eddy
    Education also may be defined as the whole process of acquiring knowledge,values, skills, and attitudes with an ability of exercising what has been acquired in the society
    LikeReplyReport 25 years ago
  • Richard Lawrence
    Education is an all-round development of individual which is enjoyed by the recipient and his relations, the community, the society and wherever he goes. All-round development include the spiritual, physical, social and mental aspect. Any of the four mentioned aspects that is lacked by an individual becomes a minus to him. Each person therefore ought to try and acquire an "all-round education." 
    LikeReplyReport 26 years ago
  • Cleverson JM Andrew Mbwilo
    EDUCATION- is the process of facilitating learning, because education involves sharing of ideas between teacher and learner.
    LikeReplyReport7 years ago

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