education


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Education \Ed`u*ca"tion\ (?; 135), n. [L. educatio; cf. F.
   ['e]ducation.]
   The act or process of educating; the result of educating, as
   determined by the knowledge skill, or discipline of
   character, acquired; also, the act or process of training by
   a prescribed or customary course of study or discipline; as,
   an education for the bar or the pulpit; he has finished his
   education.
   [1913 Webster]

         To prepare us for complete living is the function which
         education has to discharge.              --H. Spenser.

   Syn: Education, Instruction, Teaching, Training,
        Breeding.

   Usage: Education, properly a drawing forth, implies not so
          much the communication of knowledge as the discipline
          of the intellect, the establishment of the principles,
          and the regulation of the heart. Instruction is that
          part of education which furnishes the mind with
          knowledge. Teaching is the same, being simply more
          familiar. It is also applied to practice; as, teaching
          to speak a language; teaching a dog to do tricks.
          Training is a department of education in which the
          chief element is exercise or practice for the purpose
          of imparting facility in any physical or mental
          operation. Breeding commonly relates to the manners
          and outward conduct.
          [1913 Webster]
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