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Meaning of EDUCATION

Pronunciation:  `ejû'keyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
  2. [n]  the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded"
  3. [n]  the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
  4. [n]  the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
  5. [n]  knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
  6. [n]  the federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

EDUCATION is a 9 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: breeding, Department of Education, Education Department, educational activity, training
 See Also: acculturation, acquisition, activity, assimilation, class, classroom project, coeducation, cognitive content, content, course, course of instruction, course of study, elementary education, enlightenment, eruditeness, erudition, executive department, experience, extension, extension service, extracurricular activity, foundation, grounding, higher education, homework, instruction, learnedness, learning, lesson, mastering, mental object, pedagogy, physical education, prep, preparation, profession, scholarship, school, schooling, secondary education, self-cultivation, self-education, special education, teaching, university extension, upbringing, vocational education, vocational training, work-study program



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ed`u*ca"tion\ (?; 135), n. [L. educatio; cf. F.
    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
          To prepare us for complete living is the function which
          education has to discharge.              --H. Spenser.
    Syn: {Education}, {Instruction}, {Teaching}, {Training},
    Usage: Education, properly a drawing forth, implies not so
           much the communication of knowledge as the discipline
           of the intellect, the establishment of the principles,
           and the regulation of the heart. Instruction is that
           part of education which furnishes the mind with
           knowledge. Teaching is the same, being simply more
           familiar. It is also applied to practice; as, teaching
           to speak a language; teaching a dog to do tricks.
           Training is a department of education in which the
           chief element is exercise or practice for the purpose
           of imparting facility in any physical or mental
           operation. Breeding commonly relates to the manners
           and outward conduct.
  2. \
    The system of home study established in connection with the
    summer schools assembled at Chautauqua, N. Y., by the
    Methodist Episcopal bishop, J. H. Vincent.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: To dream you are are anxious to obtain an education, symbolizes your desire for knowledge will put you on a higher level than your associates. You will be distinguished amongst your peers.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: accomplishments, acculturation, acquisition of knowledge, acquisitions, attainments, broadening the mind, catechization, civility, civilization, coaching, course of study, cultivation, culture, didactics, direction, drilling, edification, enculturation, enlightenment, erudition, guidance, illumination, indoctrination, information, instruction, intellectual acquirement, knowledge, learning, lesson, liberal education, literacy, lore, mastery of skills, memorization, mental cultivation, mental culture, pedagogics, pedagogy, polish, private teaching, programmed instruction, reeducation, refinement, schooling, self-instruction, self-teaching, socialization, sophistication, spoon-feeding, store of knowledge, storing the mind, teaching, training, tuition, tutelage, tutorage, tutoring, tutorship, upbringing