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 Dictionary entry overview: What does teaching mean? 

  The noun TEACHING has 3 senses:

1. the profession of a teacher
2. a doctrine that is taught
3. the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

  Familiarity information: TEACHING used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The profession of a teacher

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


teaching; pedagogy; instruction

Context examples:

he prepared for teaching while still in college / pedagogy is recognized as an important profession

Hypernyms ("teaching" is a kind of...):

education (the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "teaching"):

lecture; lecturing (teaching by giving a discourse on some subject (typically to a class))

spoonfeeding (teaching in an overly simplified way that discourages independent thought)

hypnopedia; sleep-learning (teaching during sleep (as by using recordings to teach a foreign language to someone who is asleep))

lesson (a unit of instruction)

tuition; tutelage; tutorship (teaching pupils individually (usually by a tutor hired privately))

indoctrination (teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically)

schooling (the act of teaching at school)

teaching reading (teaching beginners to read)

language teaching (teaching people to speak and understand a foreign language)

catechetical instruction (teaching religious principles by questions and answers)

catechesis (oral religious instruction (as before baptism or confirmation))

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A doctrine that is taught

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


commandment; precept; teaching

Context examples:

the teachings of religion / he believed all the Christian precepts

Hypernyms ("teaching" is a kind of...):

doctrine; ism; philosophical system; philosophy; school of thought (a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "teaching"):

Golden Rule (a command based on Jesus' words in the Sermon on the Mount)

mitsvah; mitzvah ((Judaism) a precept or commandment of the Jewish law)

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The activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


didactics; education; educational activity; instruction; pedagogy; teaching

Context examples:

he received no formal education / our instruction was carefully programmed / good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded

Hypernyms ("teaching" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Meronyms (parts of "teaching"):

classroom project (a school task requiring considerable effort)

classwork (the part of a student's work that is done in the classroom)

homework; prep; preparation (preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home))

lesson (a task assigned for individual study)

Domain member category:

tuition; tuition fee (a fee paid for instruction (especially for higher education))

Department of Education; Education; Education Department (the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979)

academic program ((education) a program of education in liberal arts and sciences (usually in preparation for higher education))

education (the gradual process of acquiring knowledge)

point system (a system of evaluation based on awarding points according to rules)

education (the profession of teaching (especially at a school or college or university))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "teaching"):

coeducation (education of men and women in the same institutions)

work-study program (an educational plan in which students alternate between paid employment and formal study)

team teaching (a method of coordinated classroom teaching involving a team of teachers working together with a single group of students)

secondary education (education beyond the elementary grades; provided by a high school or college preparatory school)

higher education (education provided by a college or university)

extracurricular activity (educational activities not falling within the scope of the regular curriculum)

extension; extension service; university extension (an educational opportunity provided by colleges and universities to people who not enrolled as regular students)

elementary education (education in elementary subjects (reading and writing and arithmetic) provided to young students at a grade school)

class; course; course of instruction; course of study (education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings)

continuing education (a program of instruction designed primarily for adult students who participate part-time)

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