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[trey-ning] /ˈtreɪ nɪŋ/
the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing that is being trained:
He's in training for the Olympics.
the status or condition of a person who has been trained:
athletes in top training.
of, relating to, or used in or for training:
a training manual.
intended for use during an introductory, learning, or transitional period:
a training cup for weaning a baby; a training bra.
Origin of training
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English (noun); see train, -ing1, -ing2
Related forms
half-training, adjective
nontraining, adjective, noun
pretraining, noun
self-training, noun
1. See education. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The importance to the aspirant of this branch of self-training can scarcely be magnified.

    Journalism for Women E.A. Bennett
  • Habit is a topic more germane to the subject of self-training, and is therefore examined at some length in our text.

  • As runners these six youngsters were just beginning to develop as a result of self-training.

  • If a lad grows up without any self-training he is generally fit for nothing, and only a trouble to society.

    The Thorogood Family R.M. Ballantyne
  • Miss Sedgwick, in her work on self-training, has answered this question well, and to that I refer the reader.

    The Young Maiden A. B. (Artemas Bowers) Muzzey
  • Here are brought together from ten to twenty stanzas on each of twenty-six selected points of Buddhist self-training or ethics.

  • A painter may use theoretical knowledge to help his self-training, but power of eye he must have as the result of that training.

    The Painter in Oil Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
  • Everyman and every woman, in their self-training and self-culture, should study the art of giving up with a good grace.

  • For four years he continued this self-training in the precision of draughtsmanship.

    Modern Painting, Its Tendency and Meaning Willard Huntington Wright
  • His self-training in precaution applies only to what he does before acting on a purpose.

    Certain Success Norval A. Hawkins
British Dictionary definitions for self-training


  1. the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency, etc, by practice and instruction: training for the priesthood, physical training
  2. (as modifier): training college
in training
  1. undergoing physical training
  2. physically fit
out of training, physically unfit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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