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Borrowing from Middle French éducation, from Latin ēducātiō (“a breeding, bringing up, rearing”), from ēdūcō (“I educate, train”), from ēdūcō (“I lead forth, I take out; I raise up, I erect”). See educate.
- IPA(key): /ˌɛdʒʊˈkeɪʃn/, /ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃn/
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- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
- Hyphenation: ed‧u‧ca‧tion
- (uncountable) The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment.
2013 July 19, Mark Tran, “Denied an education by war”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 6, page 1:
- One particularly damaging, but often ignored, effect of conflict on education is the proliferation of attacks on schools […] as children, teachers or school buildings become the targets of attacks. Parents fear sending their children to school. Girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence.
Good education is essential for a well-run society.
- (countable) Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally.
2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, “Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
- It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. […] It is the starving of the public sector which has been pivotal in America no longer being the land of opportunity – with a child's life prospects more dependent on the income and education of its parents than in other advanced countries.
He has had a classical education.
The educations our children receive depend on their economic status.
Terms derived from education
process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment
facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally
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