Synonyms of education


1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity, activity

usage: the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"

2. education, content, cognitive content, mental object

usage: knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"

3. education, learning, acquisition

usage: the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"

4. education, profession

usage: the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)

5. education, training, breeding, upbringing

usage: the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"

6. Department of Education, Education Department, Education, executive department

usage: the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979

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