1. [ noun ] (education) the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill
Synonyms: instruction educational_activity teaching pedagogy

"he received no formal education" "our instruction was carefully programmed" "good teaching is seldom rewarded"

Related terms: activity course extension higher_education work-study_program extracurricular_activity coeducation secondary_education elementary_education lesson homework project tuition academic_program point_system Department_of_Education teach train
2. [ noun ] knowledge acquired by learning and instruction

"it was clear that he had a very broad education"

Related terms: content experience eruditeness physical_education enlightenment foundation train
3. [ noun ] (psychology,education) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge

"education is a preparation for life" "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

Related terms: learning school vocational_training self-education special_education mastering acculturation
4. [ noun ] (work,education) the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
Related terms: profession teaching
5. [ noun ] the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
Synonyms: breeding training

"a woman of breeding and refinement"

Related terms: upbringing educate
6. [ noun ] (government,education) the federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
Synonyms: Education_Department Department_of_Education
Related terms: executive_department
Similar spelling:   educational