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ed·u·ca·tion  (j-kshn)
1. The act or process of educating or being educated.
2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process.
3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level: driver education; a college education.
4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning.
5. An instructive or enlightening experience: Her work in the inner city was a real education.

education  /dken/  n. 1 [C;U] basic instruction or training in schools: The public schools in our neighborhood offer a good education. 2 [U] the institutions for teaching and learning: Hes in education; he works as a physics teacher. 3 [U] the field of learning to teach, pedagogy: She is majoring in education at the teachers college. -adj. educational; -adv. educationally.

Thesaurus: education 1 teaching | instruction, schooling | training, coaching. Ant. illiteracy. education

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