Definition of education noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

      

    education

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    NAmE//ˌɛdʒəˈkeɪʃn//
     
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, singular] a process of teaching, training, and learning, especially in schools or colleges, to improve knowledge and develop skills elementary education secondary education higher education adult education classes a college education the state education system a man of little education She completed her formal education in 1995.
  2. 2[uncountable, singular] a particular kind of teaching or training health education an alcohol education program (= to warn of the dangers of alcohol) Patient education is important to minimize the risk of a second heart attack.
  3. 3 Education [uncountable] the institutions or people involved in teaching and training the Education Department the Board of Education There should be closer links between education and industry.
  4. 4Education [uncountable] the subject of study that deals with how to teach a College of Education a Bachelor of Education degree She's an education major.
  5. 5[singular] (often humorous) an interesting experience that teaches you something The rock concert was quite an education for my parents!
  6. Topic CollocationsEducationlearning acquire/get/lack experience/training/(an) education receive/provide somebody with training develop/design/plan a curriculum/course/program/syllabus give/go to/attend a class/lesson/lecture/seminar hold/run/conduct a class/seminar/workshop moderate/lead/facilitate a discussion sign up for/take a course/classes/lessonsschool go to/start preschool/kindergarten/nursery school be in the first, second, etc. grade (at school) study/take/drop history/chemistry/German, etc. finish/drop out of/quit school graduate from high school/collegeproblems at school be the victim/target of bullying/teasing skip/cut/ (informal) ditch class/school cheat on an exam/a test get/be given a detention (for doing something) be expelled from/be suspended from schoolwork and exams do your homework/a project on something work on/write/do/submit an essay/a dissertation/a thesis/an assignment/a paper finish/complete your dissertation/thesis/studies hand in/turn in your homework/essay/assignment/paper study/prepare/review/ (informal) cram for a test/an exam take/ (formal) sit for a test/an exam grade homework/a test do well on/ (informal) ace a test/an exam pass/fail/ (informal) flunk a test/an exam/a class/a course/a subjectcollege apply to/get into/go to/start college leave/graduate from college (with a degree in computer science)/law school study for/work towards a law degree/a degree in physics major/minor in biology/philosophy earn/receive/be awarded/get/have/hold a master's degree/a bachelor's degree/a Ph.D. in economics
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