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education

noun [U]  /ˌedʒ·əˈkeɪ·ʃən/ us  
the process of teaching or learning in a school, or the knowledge that you get from this: a high school/college education Education is also the study of methods and theories of teaching: She has a master’s degree in early childhood education.
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