Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun education

6 senses of education

Sense 1
education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, didactics, educational activity -- (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")
       => activity -- (any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity")

Sense 2
education -- (knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education")
       => content, cognitive content, mental object -- (the sum or range of what has been perceived, discovered, or learned)

Sense 3
education -- (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's")
       => learning, acquisition -- (the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge; "the child's acquisition of language")

Sense 4
education -- (the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university))
       => profession -- (an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences))

Sense 5
education, training, breeding -- (the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement")
       => upbringing -- (properties acquired during a person's formative years)

Sense 6
Department of Education, Education Department, Education -- (the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979)
       => executive department -- (a federal department in the executive branch of the government of the United States)

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