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Noun: education  ,e-jû'key-sh(u)n
  1. The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
    "he received no formal education";
    - instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity
  2. Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
    "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
  3. The gradual process of acquiring knowledge
    "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
  4. The profession of teaching (especially at a school, college or university)
  5. The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behaviour)
    "a woman of education and refinement";
    - training, breeding
Noun: Education
  1. (education) the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
    - Department of Education, Education Department

Derived forms: educations

Type of: acquisition, activity, cognitive content, content, executive department, learning, mental object, profession, upbringing

Encyclopedia: Education, Medical