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noun British English pronunciation: education /ˌedjʊˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/ 
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singulareducation
pluraleducations
  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] someone's 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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