Synonyms for 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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