educational

[ej-oo-key-shuh-nl]

adjective

pertaining to education.
tending or intended to educate, instruct, or inform: an educational show on television.

Nearby words

  1. educate,
  2. educated,
  3. educated guess, an,
  4. educatee,
  5. education,
  6. educational park,
  7. educational psychology,
  8. educational quotient,
  9. educational sociology,
  10. educational television

Origin of educational

First recorded in 1645–55; education + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for educational

educational

adjective

providing knowledge; instructive or informativean educational toy
of or relating to education
Derived Formseducationally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for educational

educational

adj.

1650s, "due to education;" 1831, "pertaining to education;" from education + -al (1). Related: Educationally.

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