adult education

a·dult ed·u·ca·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-duhlt, ad-uhlt ej-oo-key-shuh n]
    • /əˈdʌlt, ˈæd ʌlt ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-duhlt, ad-uhlt ej-oo-key-shuh n]
    • /əˈdʌlt, ˈæd ʌlt ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃən/

Definitions of adult education words

  • uncountable noun adult education Adult education is education for adults in a variety of subjects, most of which are practical, not academic. Classes are often held in the evenings. 3
  • noun adult education education intended specifically for people of maturer years 3
  • noun adult education a program of noncredit courses for adults regardless of previous education, offered typically by a university extension or institute. 1
  • noun adult education tertiary or further education 1

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Origin of adult education

First appearance:

before 1850
One of the 32% newest English words
First recorded in 1850-55

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Parts of speech for Adult education


adult education popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 29% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
According to our data about 75% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

adult education usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adult education

noun adult education

  • night school — a school held in the evening, especially for working adults and others who are unable to attend school during the day.

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