|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)|
"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|