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pertaining to .
tending or intended to , instruct, or inform:
an educational show on television.
Contemporary Examples

In an interview with The Guardian, Franzen said he intended the cat section of Freedom partially as “ an educational service.”
The War on Cats: Jonathan Franzen and Bird-Lovers Fight Back Ben Crair March 20, 2011

In the early 80s, oralism (an educational technique with heavy emphasis on lip-reading and speech) was quite popular.
This Is What It Is Like To Be Deaf From Birth Quora Contributor December 22, 2013

educational entities have had previous trouble navigating OFAC’s regulatory landscape.
How American Economic Sanctions Are Hurting Innocent Students in Iran, Cuba, & Sudan Joshua Kopstein February 8, 2014

America should do away with middle schools, which are educational wastelands.
Why Middle School Should Be Abolished David C. Banks July 11, 2014

Both documentaries are completely fake, continuing a recent disturbing trend in educational television.
Shark Week Is Lying Again: Megalodon Is Definitely Extinct David Shiffman August 14, 2014

Historical Examples

They believe that it is unimportant where you buy your educational tools, if you are only doing good work with them.
Increasing Personal Efficiency Russell H. Conwell

Dr. Ryerson made a second educational trip to Europe in October, 1850.
The Story of My Life Egerton Ryerson

Restrained from open vice by educational views and the fear of man, how much ungodliness has reigned within me!
The Biography of Robert Murray M’Cheyne Andrew A. Bonar

It is just here that our educational critics are apt to become excited.
From Slave to College President Godfrey Holden Pike

From this period dates the incessant activity which he has displayed in educational, and especially University reform.
The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume VI Various

providing knowledge; instructive or informative: an educational toy
of or relating to education

1650s, “due to education;” 1831, “pertaining to education;” from education + -al (1). Related: Educationally.


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