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

Origin of educational

First recorded in 1645–55; education + -al1
Related formsed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverban·ti·ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivean·ti·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbcoun·ter·ed·u·ca·tion·al, nouncoun·ter·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbnon·ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivenon·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbpost·ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivepre·ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivepre·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbpseu·do·ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivepseu·do·ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverbqua·si-ed·u·ca·tion·al, adjectivequa·si-ed·u·ca·tion·al·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of educationally

  • It is educationally the better method, for the average student and the average teacher.

    College Teaching

    Paul Klapper

  • Communities have been chaotic, socially, economically, and educationally.

  • Not where are they socially, nor financially, nor educationally.

  • Educationally, too, the first year at school affected Louise but slightly.

    Regiment of Women

    Clemence Dane

  • It will therefore be seen that cavalry officers are, educationally, picked men.

    Trooper 3809

    Lionel Decle

British Dictionary definitions for educationally



providing knowledge; instructive or informativean educational toy
of or relating to education
Derived Formseducationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for educationally



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

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