education Definition

the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university.

Using education: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "education" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    She received her education at a private school.

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    The government is investing more in education.

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    He has a degree in education.

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    Education is the key to success.

education Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for education

Idioms Using education

  • something that is very informative or enlightening, providing knowledge or experience that is valuable in its own right


    Traveling to different countries can be an education in itself.

  • to teach someone a lesson, often by punishing them or making them aware of their mistakes


    The coach gave the team an education after their poor performance in the game.

  • to learn about something or gain knowledge through experience


    Working in a restaurant is a great way to get an education in the food industry.

Phrases with education

  • education beyond high school, especially at a college or university


    She is pursuing higher education to become a doctor.

  • a course of instruction in physical exercise and games, especially in schools


    He enjoys playing sports in his physical education class.

  • a method of studying in which lectures are broadcast or lessons are conducted by correspondence, without the student needing to attend a school or college


    She completed her degree through distance education while working full-time.

Origins of education

from Latin 'educatio', meaning 'a breeding, a bringing up'


Summary: education in Brief

The term 'education' [ˌɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃən] refers to the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction, especially at a school or university. It encompasses a wide range of contexts, from formal schooling to self-directed learning. Examples include 'She received her education at a private school.' and 'Education is the key to success.' Idioms like 'an education in itself' and 'give someone an education' denote valuable experiences and lessons.

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