training - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] 

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  1. 1
    the process of training people or of being trained for a profession or activity
    training in:

    Employees are given training in business ethics.

    receive/undergo training:

    It is essential that all staff receive adequate training.

    provide training (for someone):

    The college provides vocational training for actors.

    1. a.
      [only before noun] providing training

      a range of training courses

  2. 2
    physical exercise that someone does regularly in order to practise for a sport or to stay healthy
    be in training (for something):

    McColgan is currently in training for the New York marathon.

    1. a.
      the period of time that a sports team spends practising together before the season begins or before a match
      in/during training:

      Maldini injured his knee badly in training.