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adjective American English pronunciation: educated /ˈedʒəˌkeɪtəd/
  1. an educated person has received a good education and has a lot of knowledge

    a dating service for educated, professional people

    1. a.
      used about the standard to which someone has been educated

      Interpreters should be highly educated as well as fluent.

      well educated:

      The people who work here are well educated and open-minded.

    2. b.
      used about the place or way in which someone was educated

      He is a Princeton-educated lawyer.

      traditionally educated students

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