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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  education 
  n  1:  activities  that  impart  knowledge;  "he  received  no  formal 
  education"  [syn:  {instruction},  {teaching},  {pedagogy}, 
  {educational  activity}] 
  2:  knowledge  acquired  by  learning  and  instruction;  "it  was 
  clear  that  he  had  a  very  broad  education" 
  3:  the  gradual  process  of  acquiring  knowledge;  "education  is  a 
  preparation  for  life";  "a  girl's  education  was  less 
  important  than  a  boy's" 
  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);  "a  woman  of  breeding  and 
  refinement"  [syn:  {training},  {breeding}] 
  6:  the  federal  department  that  administers  all  federal  programs 
  dealing  with  education  (including  federal  aid  to 
  educational  institutions  and  students);  created  1979  [syn: 
  {Department  of  Education},  {Education  Department},  {Education}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  Education  =========== 
 
  Nearly  all  hackers  past  their  teens  are  either  college-degreed  or 
  self-educated  to  an  equivalent  level.  The  self-taught  hacker  is  often 
  considered  (at  least  by  other  hackers)  to  be  better-motivated,  and  may 
  be  more  respected,  than  his  school-shaped  counterpart.  Academic  areas 
  from  which  people  often  gravitate  into  hackerdom  include  (besides  the 
  obvious  computer  science  and  electrical  engineering)  physics,  mathematics, 
  linguistics,  and  philosophy. 
 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  EDUCATION,  n.  That  which  discloses  to  the  wise  and  disguises  from  the 
  foolish  their  lack  of  understanding. 
 
 




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