- I(Roget's IV) n.1. [The process of directing learning]Syn. schooling, study, training, direction, instruction, guidance, teaching, tutoring, coaching, tutelage, learning, reading, enlightenment, edification, inculcation, discipline, tuition, preparation, adult education, book learning, self-instruction, informing, indoctrination, brainwashing, proselytism, propagandism, catechism, cultivation, background, rearing, nurture, apprenticeship; reading, writing, and 'rithmetic*; the three R's*, book larnin'*.2. [Knowledge acquired through education]Syn. learning, wisdom, scholarship, literacy; see knowledge 1 .3. [The teaching profession]Syn. teaching, pedagogy, tutoring, instruction, training, pedagogics, didactics, teaching methods, the field of education, progressive education, lecturing, professing (British).4. [Refinement]Syn. cultivation, finish, enlightenment; see culture 3 .II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.training, enlightenment, schooling, learning, edification, erudition, scholarship, literacy, book-learning, instruction, study, grounding, cultivation. ''A companion which no misfortune can depress.''—Joseph Addison. ''A better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.''—Edward Everett. ''Character development.''—William O'-Shea. ''A chest of tools.''—Herbert Kaufman. ''All the minds of past ages.''—Ber-nard de Fontenelle.III(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act, process, or art of imparting knowledge and skill: instruction, pedagogics, pedagogy, schooling, teaching, training, tuition, tutelage, tutoring. See TEACH. 2. Known facts, ideas, and skill that have been imparted: erudition, instruction, knowledge, learning, scholarship, science. See KNOWLEDGE.
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