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Noun education has 6 senses
  1. education, instruction, teaching, pedagogy, educational activity - the activities of educating or instructing or teaching; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good teaching is seldom rewarded"
    --1 is a kind of activity
    --1 has parts:
     classroom project; homework, prep, preparation; lesson
    --1 has particulars:
     coeducation; course, course of study, course of instruction, class; elementary education; extension, extension service, university extension; extracurricular activity; higher education; secondary education; work-study program
    Derived forms: verb educate1, verb educate2
  2. education - knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
    --2 is a kind of
    content, cognitive content, mental object
    --2 has particulars:
     physical education; experience; eruditeness, erudition, learnedness, learning, scholarship, encyclopedism, encyclopaedism; enlightenment; foundation, grounding
    Derived form: verb educate2
  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"
    --3 is a kind of
    learning, acquisition
    --3 has particulars:
     acculturation, assimilation; mastering; self-education, self-cultivation; school, schooling; special education; vocational training, vocational education
    Derived form: verb educate2
  4. education - the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
    --4 is a kind of
    --4 has particulars: teaching, instruction, pedagogy
    Derived forms: verb educate1, verb educate2
  5. education, training, breeding - the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
    --5 is a kind of upbringing
    Derived form: verb educate3
  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
    --6 is a kind of executive department
    Derived form: verb educate1
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