Education - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌedʒuˈkeɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word education
Brit.  |ɛdjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word education


- the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill(syn: didactics, instruction, pedagogy, teaching)
- knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
- the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
- the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
- the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior) (syn: breeding, training)
- the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979


The school is devoted to the education of children with reading difficulties.

She received her education at private schools.

The applicants had comparable educations.

She earned her master's degree in education.

Having Jimmy to stay has been quite an education!

it was clear that he had a very broad education

education is a preparation for life

a girl's education was less important than a boy's

If you want to be successful you need to get a good education.

Campaign issues like education and defense

The city wanted local control of education.

No one can deny the value of a good education.

A teacher of driver's education

The children have inadequate medical care and little formal education.

He had a quality education.

Word forms

singular: education
plural: educations
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