Origin of teaching

First recorded in 1125–75, teaching is from the Middle English word teching. See teach, -ing1
Related formsnon·teach·ing, adjectiveself-teach·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonteaching


  1. of or relating to a post within an academic or vocational environment that does not entail teaching


  1. the art or profession of a teacher
  2. (sometimes plural) something taught; precept
  3. (modifier) denoting a person or institution that teachesa teaching hospital
  4. (modifier) used in teachingteaching aids
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