from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A fee for instruction, especially at a formal institution of learning.
- n. Instruction; teaching.
- n. Archaic Guardianship.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sum of money paid for instruction (such as in a high school, boarding school, university, or college).
- n. The training or instruction provided by a teacher or tutor.
- n. Care, guardianship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Superintending care over a young person; the particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward; guardianship.
- n. Especially, the act, art, or business of teaching; instruction
- n. The money paid for instruction; the price or payment for instruction.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Guard; keeping; protection; guardianship.
- n. The particular watch and care of a tutor or guardian over his pupil or ward.
- n. Instruction; the act or business of teaching the various branches of learning.
- n. The fee for instruction.
- n. Synonyms Tuition differs from the words compared under instruction chiefly in being a rather formal and business-like word: as, the charge for tuition is $100: it represents the act or series of acts, but not the art.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately)
- n. a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education)
Middle English tuicion, protection, from Old French, from Latin tuitiō, tuitiōn-, from tuitus, past participle of tuērī, to protect.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French, from Latin tuitiō ("guard, protection, defense"), from tuēri ("to watch, guard, see, observe"). Compare intuition, tutor. (Wiktionary)