[n] the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university)
[n] 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"
[n] the result of good upbringing (especially knowledge of correct social behavior); "a woman of breeding and refinement"
[n] the gradual process of acquiring knowledge; "education is a preparation for life"; "a girl's education was less important than a boy's"
[n] knowledge acquired by learning and instruction; "it was clear that he had a very broad education"
[n] the federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979