- the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
- the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.
- a degree, level, or kind of schooling: a university education.
- the result produced by instruction, training, or study: to show one's education.
- the science or art of teaching; pedagogics.
Origin of education
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- the act or process of acquiring knowledge, esp systematically during childhood and adolescence
- the knowledge or training acquired by this processhis education has been invaluable to him
- the act or process of imparting knowledge, esp at a school, college, or universityeducation is my profession
- the theory of teaching and learninga course in education
- a particular kind of instruction or traininga university education; consumer education
Word Origin and History for pre-education
1530s, "childrearing," also "the training of animals," from Middle French education (14c.) and directly from Latin educationem (nominative educatio), from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Originally of education in social codes and manners; meaning "systematic schooling and training for work" is from 1610s.