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Definition of Education

(noun) An institution through which children and adults are taught formal academic knowledge and norms.

Education Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: ed·u·ca·tion

Audio Pronunciation

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– British English

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˌɛdʒəˈkeɪʃ(ə)n/
  • British English – /ˌɛdjᵿˈkeɪʃn/

Usage Notes

  • Plural: educations
  • An (noun) educationalist or (noun) educationist (verb) educates students.

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Cite the Definition of Education

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “education.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved November 14, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/education/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

education. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/education/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “education.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed November 14, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/education/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“education.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 14 Nov. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/education/>.