Definition of “education” - English Dictionary

“education” in 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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(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)

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Unfortunately, it is also those countries which most need educated people to participate in the democratic development of civil society which lack resources for education.
Future plans for education programmes and commitments on the part of the donors to the developing world will have to take this into consideration.
Not only is the entire female population denied access to education, but women are not allowed to take up independent work.
High-quality vocational education and training must both respond to the demands of the labour market and create the conditions for workforce mobility.
Ongoing, well-structured dialogue between universities, research centres and businesses can enable a real link to be established between employers' requirements and the skills acquired during education and training cycles.
The distinction between education and training, apart from their context in the workplace, will become even less clear in the future.
Vocational education and training should create the conditions conducive to labour mobility, both during initial studies and as part of the lifelong learning process.
There are other key aspects such as access to education, the overturning of social stereotypes, the issues and difficulties facing women in rural communities, which we cannot ignore.
Although women obtain better results than men in the field of education, there is still a pay inequality between genders in the labour market.
Culture and education cannot abide bureaucracy.