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educated

[ej-oo-key-tid] /ˈɛdʒ ʊˌkeɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
having undergone education:
educated people.
2.
characterized by or displaying qualities of culture and learning.
3.
based on some information or experience:
an educated estimate of next year's sales.
Origin of educated
1660-1670
First recorded in 1660-70; educate + -ed2
Related forms
half-educated, adjective
noneducated, adjective
quasi-educated, adjective
supereducated, adjective
undereducated, adjective
well-educated, adjective
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educated

/ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪtɪd/
adjective
1.
having an education, esp a good one
2.
displaying culture, taste, and knowledge; cultivated
3.
(prenominal) based on experience or information (esp in the phrase an educated guess)
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Word Origin and History for well-educated

educated

adj.

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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