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English noun: education

1. education (act) the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill


SamplesHe received no formal education.
Our instruction was carefully programmed.
Good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded.


Synonymsdidactics, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching


Broader (hypernym)activity


Narrower (hyponym)class, coeducation, continuing education, course, course of instruction, course of study, elementary education, extension, extension service, extracurricular activity, higher education, secondary education, team teaching, university extension, work-study program


Part holonymclassroom project, classwork, homework, lesson, prep, preparation


Domain category membersacademic program, Department of Education, education, Education, education, Education Department, point system, tuition, tuition fee

2. education (cognition) knowledge acquired by learning and instruction


SamplesIt was clear that he had a very broad education.


Broader (hypernym)cognitive content, content, mental object


Narrower (hyponym)encyclopaedism, encyclopedism, enlightenment, eruditeness, erudition, experience, foundation, grounding, learnedness, learning, physical education, scholarship

3. education (cognition) the gradual process of acquiring knowledge


SamplesEducation is a preparation for life.
A girl's education was less important than a boy's.


Broader (hypernym)acquisition, learning


Narrower (hyponym)acculturation, assimilation, mastering, school, schooling, self-cultivation, self-education, special education, vocational education, vocational training


Domain categorydidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

4. education (act) the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)


Broader (hypernym)profession


Narrower (hyponym)instruction, pedagogy, teaching


Domain categorydidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching

5. education (attribute) the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)


SamplesA woman of breeding and refinement.


Synonymsbreeding, training


Broader (hypernym)upbringing

6. Education (group) the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979


SynonymsDepartment of Education, Education Department


Broader (hypernym)executive department


Domain categorydidactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching









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