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.
- an·ti·ed·u·ca·tion, adjective
- non·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
- o·ver·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
- pre·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
- pro·ed·u·ca·tion, adjective
- su·per·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
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How to use education in a sentence
Simply listening to a lecture is not effective in the real world, and yet that largely remains the default mode of education online.Why hasn’t digital learning lived up to its promise? | Walter Thompson | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
While Brunskill doesn’t believe there’s any silver bullet solution to fixing education or recruitment systems, he remains optimistic in Forage’s future.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences | Natasha Mascarenhas | September 17, 2020 | TechCrunch
A new study shows that academic medical researchers, who represent some of the most accomplished scientists with decades of education under their belts, are no exception to that trend.Covid-19 widened the gender gap among the world’s top scientists | Katherine Ellen Foley | September 17, 2020 | Quartz
Enormous investment in education going right the way back into the early 19th century.Does Anyone Really Know What Socialism Is? (Ep. 408 Rebroadcast) | Stephen J. Dubner | September 17, 2020 | Freakonomics
In this bleak time for public education, I’ve been straining to decipher some silver linings.When a Calculus Class Abruptly Became Ceramics at Lincoln High | Scott Lewis | September 16, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President | Pierre Assouline | January 9, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
What they believe impacts economic policy, foreign policy, education policy, environmental policy, you name it.
Congress is attempting to pass the buck on federal funding for education.
The Supreme Court eventually stepped in and ended legal segregation in the landmark 1954 decision, Brown v. Board of education.
This is why arguments for little to no federal oversight of education are so disturbing.
It seems to be a true instinct which comes before education and makes education possible.Children's Ways | James Sully
I am pleading for a clear white light of education that shall go like the sun round the whole world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He became a doctor in two hours, and it only cost him twenty dollars to complete his education.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
And now let me come to the second problem we opened up in connection with college education—the problem of its extension.The Salvaging Of Civilisation | H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
If we are to have a real education along lines of expression we must begin with the "content," or cause, of expression.Expressive Voice Culture | Jessie Eldridge Southwick
British Dictionary definitions for education
the act or process of acquiring knowledge, esp systematically during childhood and adolescence
the knowledge or training acquired by this process: his education has been invaluable to him
the act or process of imparting knowledge, esp at a school, college, or university: education is my profession
the theory of teaching and learning: a course in education
a particular kind of instruction or training: a university education; consumer education
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