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education - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'education' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Education [ n.]
- The act or process of educating; the result of educating, as determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as, an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his education.

Meaning of 'education' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . education [ n]
Meaning (1):
- the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
Example in sentence:
  • a girl's education was less important than a boy's;
  • education is a preparation for life
Meaning (2):
- the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
Example in sentence:
  • a woman of breeding and refinement
Meaning (3):
- the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
Example in sentence:
  • good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded;
  • he received no formal education;
  • our instruction was carefully programmed
Meaning (4):
- knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
Example in sentence:
  • it was clear that he had a very broad education