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noun education pronunciation in British English /ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
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singulareducation
pluraleducations
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the activity of educating people in schools, colleges, and universities, and all the policies and arrangements concerning this
    Education is a major concern for voters.
    the Minister of Education
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of teaching about a particular subject
      religious/science/sex education
      education in: education in art and design
    2. b.
      [countable] [usually singular] someones experience of learning or being taught
      I came over to England to complete my education.
      the responsibility of parents in the education of their children
      have/get an education: He wants his children to have a good education.
      a university education: She was the first in her family to enjoy the privilege of a university education.
    3. c.
      [only before noun] relating to education
      the Scottish Education Department
      the government’s education policies
  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of providing people with information about an important issue
    public education about legal problems
    the development of a health education policy

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