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ed·u·ca·tion

education

 
 
pronunciation:
e j keI shn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or work of learning or training.
Reading is an important part of education.
synonyms:
instruction
similar words:
breeding, cultivation, study, training, tuition
definition 2: the knowledge a person gets through learning.
A high school education is needed for most jobs.
synonyms:
knowledge, learning
antonyms:
ignorance
similar words:
experienced, information, wisdom
Word Builder: education +
  • educational:
    having to do with education.
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a broader category that includes education
similar to education
some actions associated with educating
some descriptions of education
some people associated with education
some places associated with education
without an education
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The word education contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration).