Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to education.
  • adjective Serving to educate; instructive.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to education; derived from education: as, educational institutions; educational habits.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Of or pertaining to education.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Of, or relating to education.
  • adjective Instructive, or helping to educate.
  • noun A free (or low cost) trip for travel consultants, provided by a travel operator or airline as a means of promoting their service. A fam trip

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to the process of education
  • adjective providing knowledge

Etymologies

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education +‎ -al

Examples

  • They were “educational” cards, with pictures of Europe and Asia and Africa and America on, but it required only half a minute’s observation to tell us that they were gambling—betting on which educational card would turn up next.

    XIV. The Band Begins to Play

  • Instead, the services sell what they call "educational" scores—and what others have come to call "fako" scores.

    Beware the Financial Fear Mongers

  • Over time, she has learned to impart good study methods, which she calls educational coaching.

    Accidental entrepreneur learns ABCs of success with tutoring business

  • Over time, she has learned to impart good study methods, which she calls educational coaching.

    Accidental entrepreneur learns ABCs of success with tutoring business

  • Over time, she has learned to impart good study methods, which she calls educational coaching.

    Accidental entrepreneur learns ABCs of success with tutoring business

  • It should be very educational Maeve winced at the word educational.

    Beacon Street Girls: Fashion Frenzy

  • It should be very educational Maeve winced at the word educational.

    Beacon Street Girls: Fashion Frenzy

  • Jay Mathews talks educational politics and doesn't like the sloganeering and vacuous promises that make up what we call educational policy debate.

    A New Educational Politics Needed

  • Jan Gorton of Appleton and Matt Dailey of Camden both spoke in favor of the program because it levels what they called the educational playing field, where all students, no matter what economic background, can have access to the same equipment.

    Knox

  • What a pity it is that some schools that stand to-day for what we call educational progress are failing in just this particular -- are sending out into the world an annual crop of boys and girls who must learn the great lesson of self-control and a proper respect for the rights of others in the bitter school of experience, -- a school in which the rod will never be spared, but whose chastening scourge comes sometimes, alas, too late!

    Craftsmanship in Teaching

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