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training

[ trey-ning ]
/ ˈtreɪ nɪŋ /
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noun

the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing that is being trained: He's in training for the Olympics.
the status or condition of a person who has been trained: athletes in top training.

adjective

of, relating to, or used in or for training: a training manual.
intended for use during an introductory, learning, or transitional period: a training cup for weaning a baby; a training bra.

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Origin of training

First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English (noun); see train, -ing1, -ing2

synonym study for training

1. See education.

OTHER WORDS FROM training

half-training, adjectivenon·train·ing, adjective, nounpre·train·ing, nounself-training, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for training

training
/ (ˈtreɪnɪŋ) /

noun

  1. the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency, etc, by practice and instructiontraining for the priesthood; physical training
  2. (as modifier)training college
in training
  1. undergoing physical training
  2. physically fit
out of training physically unfit
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