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Definition of "education" []

  • The act or process of educating or being educated. (noun)
  • The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. (noun)
  • A program of instruction of a specified kind or level: driver education; a college education. (noun)
  • The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning. (noun)
  • An instructive or enlightening experience: Her work in the inner city was a real education. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "education" in a sentence
  • "For example I added myself to the education directory this way @wefollow #education."
  • "If this be true, and popular opinion is to supersede the wisdom of the experts, if the people are really to have power, and be competent critics of good government, or merely to become good material in the hands of constructive statesmanship, education must include or be essentially _political education_."
  • "But if this be granted, I have established my contention that the Humanities should not be treated as a mere crown and ornament of education; that they should inform every part of it, from the beginning, in every school of the realm: that whether a child have more education or less education, what he has can be, and should be a ‘liberal education’ throughout."