education - definition and synonyms


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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
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the activity of teaching about a particular subject
      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