- having undergone education: educated people.
- characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
- based on some information or experience: an educated estimate of next year's sales.
Origin of educated
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Examples from the Web for half-educated
And how did this half-educated mediocrity get into Harvard Law School, and then become editor of the Harvard Law Review?Donald Trump's New Obama Conspiracy Theory
April 26, 2011
As in a web the warp is stronger than the woof, so should the rulers be stronger than their half-educated subjects.Laws
I am talking now of the half-educated people as I have met them.As A Chinaman Saw Us
Although I had been only half-educated, I was fond of reading, and I had plenty of time for it.More Pages from a Journal
You judge me half-educated,—and wholly unworthy to be your son's wife.Temporal Power
The woman was really educated, but her success was with half-educated readers.When It Was Dark
- not having benefited from a comprehensive education
- having an education, esp a good one
- displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
- (prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)
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Word Origin and History for half-educated
1660s, past participle adjective from educate (v.). As an abbreviated way to say well-educated, attested from 1855. Educated guess first attested 1954.
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