[ tee-ching ]
/ ˈti tʃɪŋ /


the act or profession of a person who teaches.
something that is taught.
Often teachings. doctrines or precepts: the teachings of Lao-tzu.

Origin of teaching

First recorded in 1125–75, teaching is from the Middle English word teching. See teach, -ing1

Related forms

non·teach·ing, adjectiveself-teach·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nonteaching (1 of 2)


/ (nɒnˈtiːtʃɪŋ) /


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

British Dictionary definitions for nonteaching (2 of 2)


/ (ˈtiːtʃɪŋ) /


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