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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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