Education



the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life.
the act or process of imparting or acquiring particular knowledge or skills, as for a profession.
a degree, level, or kind of schooling:
a university education.
the result produced by instruction, training, or study:
to show one’s education.
the science or art of teaching; pedagogics.
Contemporary Examples

I think of the many African American children who sat in one-room schoolhouses, desperately trying to get an education.
Love Fest The Daily Beast November 4, 2008

If we can easily see ways to cut costs in the Department of education, we should not be blind to opportunities at the Pentagon.
Why Conservatives Should Be Rooting for Defense Cuts Mark McKinnon January 19, 2013

I was studying art history and design at a university by then, and she wanted me to continue my education.
Supermodel Alek Wek’s Bittersweet Return Home—to a Free South Sudan Alek Wek August 27, 2012

But we are fighting for Medicaid, Medicare, health care, education, jobs, helping old folks.
Charlie Rangel on Immigration, Pope Francis & His Successor David Freedlander August 1, 2013

Now he has the ability to kind of weigh two sides and make somewhat of an education decision.
‘True Blood’ Star Ryan Kwanten Looks Back on Jason Stackhouse’s Craziest Scenes Kevin Fallon June 21, 2014

Historical Examples

And the great aim of education is the cultivation of the habit of abstraction.
The Republic Plato

Every advantage of education is to be procured by the same means.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 Various

But why, instead of consulting us, do you not consult our friend Socrates about the education of the youths?
Laches Plato

We do not dread, rather do we welcome, their progress in education and industry.
United States Presidents’ Inaugural Speeches Various

Our schools for education in evil are numerous, and their teachers are legion.
Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women George Sumner Weaver

noun
the act or process of acquiring knowledge, esp systematically during childhood and adolescence
the knowledge or training acquired by this process: his education has been invaluable to him
the act or process of imparting knowledge, esp at a school, college, or university: education is my profession
the theory of teaching and learning: a course in education
a particular kind of instruction or training: a university education, consumer education
n.

1530s, “childrearing,” also “the training of animals,” from Middle French education (14c.) and directly from Latin educationem (nominative educatio), from past participle stem of educare (see educate). Originally of education in social codes and manners; meaning “systematic schooling and training for work” is from 1610s.

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