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Definitions of education

  1. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979 Wordnet Dictionary DB
  6. The systematic training of the mental or moral powers; the knowledge and ability gained through a systematic course of training. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. The bringing up. as of a child: instruction: formation of manners. Education comprehends all that course of instruction and discipline which is intended to enlighten the understanding, correct the temper, cultivate the taste, and form the manners and habits of youth, and fit them for usefulness in their future stations. In its most extended signification it may be defined, in reference to man, to be the art of developing and cultivating the various physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral faculties ; and may thence be divided into four branches-physical, intellectual, aesthetic, and moral education. This definition is by no means complete; but it is used merely as indicative or the manner in which this subject has generally been discussed. Under physical education is included all that relates to the organs of sensation and the muscular and nervous system. Intellectual education comprehends the means by which the powers of the understanding are to be developed and improved, and a view of the various branches of knowledge which form the objects of instruction of the four departments above stated. "Education is not that which smothers a woman with accomplishments, but that which tends to consolidate a firm and regular character-to form a friend, a companion, and a wife."-Hannah More. "Though her (Lady Elizabeth Hastings') mien carries much more invitation than command, to behold her is an immediate check to loose behavior; to love her was a liberal education."-Steele. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. Cultivation of the mental powers; training; instruction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. Educational. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10. The systematic development and cultivation of the natural powers; instruction and training. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The bringing up, as of a child; instruction; the training that goes to cultivate the powers and form the character. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for education

  1. It should be a part of education to explain to children, as soon as they are old enough to understand, when it is reasonable, and when it is not, to accept what they are told, on authority. – A History of Freedom of Thought by John Bagnell Bury
  2. Is it on more or less education – The George Sand-Gustave Flaubert Letters by George Sand, Gustave Flaubert Translated by A.L. McKensie
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