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English definition of “educational”

educational

adjective     /ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃənəl/
relating to education: an educational establishment/institution Boys and girls must have the same educational opportunities.
intended to teach someone something, or having the result of teaching someone something: We develop educational software for use in schools. He described his trip to China as 'very educational'.
(Definition of educational adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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