Meaning of training in English:


Pronunciation /ˈtreɪnɪŋ/

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mass noun
  • 1The action of teaching a person or animal a particular skill or type of behaviour.

    ‘in-service training for staff’
    • ‘Many traditional teachers in this study had no training in bilingual or ESL pedagogy.’
    • ‘I was working as a locum house officer during my vocational training in a local teaching hospital.’
    • ‘Figures released last week showed a drop in the number of 16 year olds in education and training in England.’
    • ‘The clinical educator provides education and training in a classroom setting.’
    • ‘Most early childhood teachers have little or no training in early childhood special education.’
    • ‘Increased resources need to be devoted to education and training in health informatics.’
    • ‘We receive absolutely no training in the skills necessary for research.’
    • ‘But after he started his training in a special school, she says he has improved a lot.’
    • ‘You can have all the musical skill and training in the world, but it doesn't mean a lick if you don't love and feel what you are doing.’
    • ‘Hence, voice training is an important part of the syllabus for academic training in theatre.’
    • ‘New staff receive limited training in listing procedure from the business manager and the other more experienced staff.’
    • ‘It is time to include social and cultural training in the knowledge of the professional athlete as well.’
    • ‘Basic training in linguistics can go a long way to foster this realization.’
    • ‘A couple of respondents felt the faculty needed additional training in order to do a good job.’
    • ‘The most important part of education is proper training in the nursery.’
    • ‘All education and training in this field is identified with one of these four sub-fields.’
    • ‘All airlines are required to give their staff some training in first aid.’
    • ‘He blamed the lack of vocational training in schools for the shortage of staff.’
    • ‘I have years of education and training in telecom repair but I went for two job interviews today.’
    • ‘We would do better to spend more on promoting education and training in those countries without taking the cream of the crop.’
    instruction, teaching, coaching, tuition, tutoring, tutelage, schooling, education, pedagogy, andragogy, drilling, priming, preparation, grounding, guidance, indoctrination, inculcation
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    1. 1.1The action of undertaking a course of exercise and diet in preparation for a sporting event.
      ‘you'll have to go into strict training’
      • ‘A couple of divers are preparing to do some training exercises in the shallow water of the bay and the others will be diving the wreck of the Lucy later.’
      • ‘There are many safe ways to carry out physical or mental training, such as exercising in gyms or on campus.’
      • ‘Maintain your diet and reduce your training to ensure your muscles are prepared.’
      • ‘He said his training had prepared him well to be in combat, but he had no desire to return to battle after being wounded.’
      • ‘The team now go into intensive training to prepare for Tipperary in the first round of the Munster championship.’
      • ‘Jessica has not been undergoing any training for Sunday's event.’
      • ‘I did very little training for field events, but could still throw a javelin or a shot further than most of the other girls who did it as their main event.’
      • ‘It might be worth taking into account that my training for this event has involved two months of heavy drinking and two weeks of being quite poorly.’
      • ‘Sligo's first woman to compete in a round world yacht race has finished the initial round of training for the event.’
      • ‘But the ancients would hold their own if they could be given the benefits of present-day training and diet.’
      • ‘Weeks and weeks of dedicated training, preparing yourself to be in peak condition for the big night, had been for nothing.’
      • ‘Part of our training is exercising - stretching, and a lot of running to increase our fitness.’
      • ‘The two sisters are busy training and preparing for the qualifying competitions.’
      • ‘They then go into a period of training and preparation before they go overseas.’
      • ‘Just like an athlete, he will need a good diet and training to perform well - but he should pace himself.’
      • ‘In Ireland we have many examples of athletes who have prospered on a diet of tough training.’
      • ‘It's opened my eyes about planning ahead in terms of training, diet and rest, so that you peak for games.’
      • ‘He was also a champion of training, a racing diet and the use of vitamins.’
      • ‘Now, suppose you have the straightforward task of training for a single event.’
      • ‘There comes a time when you have to switch off and concentrate solely on your training and preparation.’
      exercise, exercises, physical exercises, working out, bodybuilding
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    in training
    • Undergoing physical training for a sporting event.

      ‘they are in training for the big game’
      • ‘So do all the training, get all that fine tuning done in training for those big events.’
      • ‘He has been in training for the event for months and all his colleagues are willing him on to his highest position yet.’
      • ‘She has been in training specifically for this event the past several months.’
      • ‘We have regular meets, discuss tactics and are often to be found in training for the Big Event.’
      • ‘He is back in training after undergoing rehabilitation work for a knee injury.’
      • ‘All athletes should be back in training as soon as possible in preparation far this event.’
      • ‘The City striker dropped out of training yesterday morning, complaining of feeling unwell and is a doubt for tonight's big home clash against Leicester.’
      • ‘The squad has been in training for a long time and they have much understanding and togetherness.’
      • ‘You can always do more but I always give 110 per cent every day in training and in the game.’
      • ‘The lads are working hard in training and they've all come back pretty fit.’
    out of training
    • 1No longer undergoing physical training for a sporting event.

      1. 1.1Physically unfit as a result of no longer undergoing training for a sporting event.
        ‘he is out of training after a knee operation’
        • ‘we're completely out of training’