[ ej-oo-key-shuhn ]
/ ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən /
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.
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Origin of education
SYNONYMS FOR education
1 instruction, schooling, learning. Education, training imply a discipline and development by means of study and learning. Education is the development of the abilities of the mind (learning to know): a liberal education. Training is practical education (learning to do) or practice, usually under supervision, in some art, trade, or profession: training in art, teacher training.
4 learning, knowledge, enlightenment. Education, culture are often used interchangeably to mean the results of schooling. Education, however, suggests chiefly the information acquired. Culture is a mode of thought and feeling encouraged by education. It suggests an aspiration toward, and an appreciation of high intellectual and esthetic ideals: The level of culture in a country depends upon the education of its people.
OTHER WORDS FROM education
an·ti·ed·u·ca·tion, adjectivenon·ed·u·ca·tion, nouno·ver·ed·u·ca·tion, nounpre·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
pro·ed·u·ca·tion, adjectivesu·per·ed·u·ca·tion, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for non-education
/ (ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃən) /
the act or process of acquiring knowledge, esp systematically during childhood and adolescence
the knowledge or training acquired by this processhis education has been invaluable to him
the act or process of imparting knowledge, esp at a school, college, or universityeducation is my profession
the theory of teaching and learninga course in education
a particular kind of instruction or traininga university education; consumer education
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