Definition of Education

1. Noun. The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill. "Good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"




2. Noun. Knowledge acquired by learning and instruction. "It was clear that he had a very broad education"

3. Noun. The gradual process of acquiring knowledge. "A girl's education was less important than a boy's"

4. Noun. The profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university).
Generic synonyms: Profession
Category relationships: Didactics, Educational Activity, Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Specialized synonyms: Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Derivative terms: Educate, Educate, Educationalist, Educationist

5. Noun. The result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior). "A woman of breeding and refinement"
Exact synonyms: Breeding, Training
Generic synonyms: Upbringing
Derivative terms: Educate

6. Noun. The United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979.
Exact synonyms: Department Of Education, Education Department
Category relationships: Didactics, Educational Activity, Instruction, Pedagogy, Teaching
Generic synonyms: Executive Department
Derivative terms: Educate

Definition of Education

1. 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.

Definition of Education

1. Noun. The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment ¹

2. Noun. Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Education

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Medical Definition of Education

1. 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. "To prepare us for complete living is the function which education has to discharge." (H. Spenser) Synonym: Education, Instruction, Teaching, Training, Breeding. 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. Origin: L. Educatio; cf. F. Education. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Education

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Classroom Organization and Control by Jesse Brundage Sears (1918)
"education aa the free expression of native impulse — education essential to ... education as inhibition in terms of social demand — education not wholly ..."

2. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"Description of electrical engineering course of University of Wisconsin. Discussion (including that of paper by RB Owens on "Electro-Technical education" ..."

3. State and County School Administration by Ellwood Patterson Cubberley, Edward Charles Elliott (1922)
"CHAPTER I education AS A STATE FUNCTION 1. education AND SOCIAL THEORY Democracy and ... education, naturally seized upon by the interpreters and leaders of ..."

4. The Educative Process by William Chandler Bagley (1908)
"As with all the activities and interests that are fostered by modern civilization, the forces of education have reached a stage of very elaborate ..."

5. A.A.S.A. Official Report, Including a Record of the Annual Convention by American Association of School Administrators (1912)
"For Secretary—Burr Walter Torreyson, State Department of education, Little Rock, Ark. Upon the motion of the Chairman the report of the committee was ..."

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