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Definitions for tuition
tuˈɪʃ ən, tyu-tu·ition

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tuition, tuition feenoun

    a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)

    "tuition and room and board were more than $25,000"

  2. tutelage, tuition, tutorshipnoun

    teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)


  1. tuitionnoun

    A sum of money paid for instruction (such as in a high school, boarding school, university, or college).

  2. tuitionnoun

    The training or instruction provided by a teacher or tutor.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Tuitionnoun

    Guardianship; superintendent care; care of a guardian or tutor.

    Etymology: tuitio from tueor, Lat.

    A folly for a man of wisdom, to put himself under the tuition of a beast. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    They forcibly endeavour to cast the churches, under my care and tution, into the moulds they have fashioned to their designs. Charles I .

    If government depends upon religion, this shews the pestilential design of those that attempt to disjoin the civil and ecclesiastical interests, setting the latter wholly out of the tuition of the former. Robert South, Sermons.

    When so much true life is put into them, freely talk with them about what most delights them, that they may perceive that those under whose tuition they are, are not enemies to their satisfaction. John Locke.


  1. tuition

    Tuition payments, usually known as tuition in American English and as tuition fees in Commonwealth English, are fees charged by education institutions for instruction or other services. Besides public spending (by governments and other public bodies), private spending via tuition payments are the largest revenue sources for education institutions in some countries. In most developed countries, especially countries in Scandinavia and Continental Europe, there are no or only nominal tuition fees for all forms of education, including university and other higher education.


  1. tuition

    Tuition is the fee that students are required to pay for instruction at a university, college, school, or other educational institution. It is typically charged per term, semester, or academic year and often does not include other costs such as textbooks, housing, and meals. The fee is typically used to support the expenses of the institution including staff salaries, facility maintenance, and educational resources.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tuitionnoun

    superintending care over a young person; the particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward; guardianship

  2. Tuitionnoun

    especially, the act, art, or business of teaching; instruction; as, children are sent to school for tuition; his tuition was thorough

  3. Tuitionnoun

    the money paid for instruction; the price or payment for instruction

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tuition

    tū-ish′un, n. care over a young person: teaching, the fee paid for such.—adj. Tui′tionary. [L. tuitiotuēri, tuitus, to see.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuition in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tuition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of tuition in a Sentence

  1. Kevin Stitt:

    He hit the ground running, working to deliver efficiencies in order to keep tuition flat for students and casting vision to grow OUs graduate research programs, galloglys love for his alma mater is evident, and I appreciate the time he gave to strengthen the foundation of this important university.

  2. Warren Gunnels:

    This country made a commitment a very long time ago to provide tuition free education from kindergarten to the 12th grade, and right now a college education is just as important as a high school degree was 50 years ago.

  3. Courtesy Kassandra Jones -RRB-:

    [With] the cost of living, the rest of tuition and everything else, [the scholarship] was nice and I'm grateful for it.

  4. John McCain:

    The answer to that in my view is to give the tribe access to BIE funds to be used for private tuition, tutors, classes, charter schools, so Native families have more choices, i'm not saying charter schools are better or worse -- although I personally believe they're better -- but Native American parents should be able to have a choice where Native American parents want Native American parents children to go.

  5. Toni Atkins:

    It's resulted in him being even more adamant that he doesn't support tuition increases.

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