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Education appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Dr. Johnson and Mr. Johnson, after great consideration, came to the conclusion that the Indian nation beyond the Indian Ocean is back in education because the chief occupation is cultivation.

Education appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Greta? Education? No, it a cud eater, G.
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Usage statistics for the noun education:

spoken English29.52%written English70.48% conversational speech13.24%task-oriented speech86.76% imaginative writing6.3%informational writing93.7%
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Definition of the noun education

What does education mean as a name of something?

Education is one of the top 1000 most common nouns. It is used mostly in informational writing, being one of the top 100 most common nouns in informational written English.View more statistics!

noun - plural:

  • education: educations
  • Education: -

  1. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill
  2. knowledge acquired by learning and instruction
  3. the gradual process of acquiring knowledge
  4. the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
  5. the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior)
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • synonyms of education: breeding / training
    • more generic word: upbringing = properties acquired during a person's formative years
  6. the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

Alternative definition of the noun education


  1. [uncountable] The process or art of imparting knowledge, skill and judgment
  2. [countable] Facts, skills and ideas that have been learned, either formally or informally


  1. "Education" a.k.a. "An Education" is a 2009 coming-of-age drama film, based on a memoir of the same name by British journalist Lynn Barber. The film was directed by Lone Scherfig from a screenplay by Nick Hornby, and stars Carey Mulligan as Jenny, a bright schoolgirl, and Peter Sarsgaard as David, the charming con man who seduces her. The film was nominated for three Academy Awards in 2010: Best Picture and Writing for Nick Hornby, and Best Actress for Carey Mulligan.
  2. "Education" is a short film.
    • released on


  1. "Education" is a book by Herbert Spencer.
    • also known as "Education: intellectual, moral and physical"; "Education: intellectual, moral, and physical"
    • subject: Education
  2. "Education" is a book by Percy Nunn.
    • also known as "Education: its data and first principles"
    • subject: Education


"Education" is a stained-glass window commissioned from Louis Comfort Tiffany's Tiffany Glass Company during the building of Yale University's Chittenden Hall, funded by Simeon Baldwin Chittenden. Personifications of Art, Science, Religion, and Music are represented in the work, as angels. Other angelic representations of related virtues, values, and ideas attend them, each identified by words in their halos.


"Education" a.k.a. "Kyōiku" is the debut studio album by Japanese rock band Tokyo Jihen, led by musician Ringo Sheena. It was released on November 25, 2004, more than a year after Sheena's third solo studio album Kalk Samen Kuri no Hana. Kyōiku is the only album to feature the band's original line-up, featuring guitarist Mikio Hirama and pianist Masayuki Hiizumi, known as H Zetto M.


The Education, formerly called Teaching in the colonial period, is a functional constituency in the elections for the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. It has been the functional constituency with most registered voters since 1998.

  • also known as 教育界功能界別


  1. Education: Schools, universities, and other educational institutions this character is said to have attended.
  2. Education is a sports team, football team.

Phrases with Education

Phrases starting with the word Education:

  1. education secretary
  2. education department

Phrases ending with the word Education:

  1. Sex education
  2. self-education
  3. adult education
  4. higher education
  5. Further education
  6. Outdoor education
  7. special education
  8. board of education
  9. physical education
  10. Tertiary education
  11. Adventure education
  12. doctor of education
  13. master of education
  14. Religious education
  15. secondary education
  16. continuing education
  17. elementary education
  18. vocational education

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Education

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Google previewPrinciples of Education Practically Applied (1901)

by James Mickleborough Greenwood

Education is the harmonious and equable evolution of the human faculties, by a method founded upon the nature of the mind, for developing all the faculties of the soul, for stirring up and nourishing all the principles of life, while shunning all ...

Google previewHandbook of Strategic Enrollment Management (2014)

by Don Hossler, Bob Bontrager

Eligibility‐Based Models • Entitlement: Higher education is an inalienable right and should be made available to everyone. • Open Access:...

Performance Based Models • Meritocracy: Access to higher education is a reward for those who have been most academically successful. • Character:...

Google previewDevelopment and Problems of Indian Education:

by R P Pathak

Continuing education is the necessity of modern times. It helps in leading a...

Thus, education is the phenomenon of learning forever. It does not stop at any...

Google previewHow Public Schools Destroy Your Children's Lives and Careers (2010)

What Really Happens Behind the Closed Doors of the Public Schools by Sandro Sehic

Providing your children with useful education is the most important task for you as a parent, and it's the most precious gift...

Google previewBrotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen's Magazine (1910)

Education is the order of the day , gentlemen. This is a complicated age. The things that now can be done appall us. It takes the highest order of talent frequently to fill any position with these ...

Google previewThe Language of Science Education (2013)

An Expanded Glossary of Key Terms and Concepts in Science Teaching and Learning by William F. McComas

Outdoor Science Education refers to learning activities that occur outside of traditional classrooms in camps, on the school grounds...

outdoor education is a type of experiential learning (see also) that uses authentic ...

Google preview2013 International Conference on Complex Science Management and Education Science (2013)

by Haiyan Wu

Instruction As quality education to all the comprehensive colleges and universities all over the country, art education in colleges and universities to get fast booming[1]. Art education is an effective way to promote college students' all- round ...

Google previewDividend (1993)

Executive education is a large and growing part of what we do at the Michigan Business School. Indeed...

Google previewTHE MASSIVE SUCCESSFUL MODERN EDUCATION SYSTEM WITH Poojya Dr. Appaji's Management Philosophy


Education is the knowledge of putting one's potentials to maximum use.

Google previewBuilding Community Resilience to Disasters (2011)

A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security by Anita Chandra, Joie Acosta, Stefanie Stern, Lori Uscher-Pines, Malcolm V Williams

Community education is an ongoing process in which the community acquires knowledge about roles, responsibilities,


by Dr. Radhika Inamdar

Introduction – “Education is that reconstruction or reorganization of experience , which adds to the meaning of experience, & which increases ability to direct the ... John Dewey Education refers to any act or experience that has a formative effect on the personality of an individual.

Education is a product of experience.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Multicultural Education (1999)

by Bruce M. Mitchell, Robert E. Salsbury

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION 151 throughout the world. For example, the Norwegian school system has been concerned about the issue of "mother tongue " instruction. Norwegian educators fall into two groups. One faction believes in " total ...

Google previewDevil's Dictionary of Education (2002)

by Tyrrell Burgess

Education is an activity that occasions both hope and despair, sometimes alternately and sometimes simultaneously. Hope arises because education is thought to offer improvement to individuals and society: it is sought as a remedy for ...

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Usage statistics about education

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the noun education:

spoken English29.52%written English70.48% conversational speech13.24%task-oriented speech86.76% imaginative writing6.3%informational writing93.7%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun education:


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Quotes about Education

Education in peace brings peace,
Education in love brings love,
Education in care brings care,
But education in war brings war to all mankind. (Edward Kofi Louis)
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Scrabble value of E1D2U1C3A1T1I1O1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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