from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to education.
  • adj. Serving to educate; instructive: an educational film.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, or relating to education.
  • adj. Instructive, or helping to educate.
  • n. 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to education.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • adj. relating to the process of education
  • adj. providing knowledge


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education +‎ -al


  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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.


  • 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

  • Overall, wealthier countries tend to do better in educational terms than poor nations, but there are exceptions: Korea's national income, for example, is 30 per cent below the OECD average but its students are among the best performers in OECD countries.

    Education Outcomes and Spending, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • For instance, tremendous increases in educational opportunities have occured in Africa, but if you can't get a job with your skills because the government squashes the market, it is of no value.

    Lucas on Growth, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • We are an interdisciplinary team principally fromCanada and Brazil and we are working on the development of an arts-enabled transformative learning curriculum on the transitionto a low-carbon society for application in educational and community settings, that draws on paradigms and sources of knowledgefrom the Global South and the Global North.

    Serendipity: What has software engineering got to do with climate change? - Part 2


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