Meaning of “education” in the English Dictionary

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"education" in British English

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educationnoun [ S or U ]

uk /ˌedʒ.uˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌedʒ.əˈkeɪ.ʃən/

B1 the process of teaching or learning, especially in a school or college, or the knowledge that you get from this:

As a child he received most of his education at home.
It's a country that places great importance on education.
She lectures in education (= the study of education) at the teacher training college.
It's important for children to get a good education.

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  • I'm very fortunate to have had such a good education.
  • They had a difference of opinion about their child's education.
  • It's a disgrace that the government spends so much on guns and so little on education.
  • Most children in the UK remain in full-time education until they are at least 16 years old.
  • A college education is often the best route to a good job.

(Definition of “education” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"education" in American English

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educationnoun [ U ]

us /ˌedʒ·əˈkeɪ·ʃən/

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.

(Definition of “education” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"education" in Business English

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educationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌedʒʊˈkeɪʃən/ us

the process of teaching and learning, or the organizations such as schools where this process happens:

Investment in education is crucial to ensure that the workforce is equipped for the information economy.
She is director of education and training at a City law firm.

(Definition of “education” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)