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English definition of “lesson”

lesson

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈlesən/
SCHOOL A1 a period of time when a teacher teaches people: The best way to improve your game is to take lessons. She gives French lessons. Lessons start at 9 a.m.Classes, courses and coursework
EXPERIENCE B2 an experience that teaches you how to behave better in a similar situation in the future: My parents made me pay back all the money, and it was a lesson I never forgot.Experiencing and sufferingInformation and messages
(Definition of lesson from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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