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[ej-oo-key-shuh-nl] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃə nl/
pertaining to education.
tending or intended to educate, instruct, or inform:
an educational show on television.
Origin of educational
1645-55; education + -al1
Related forms
educationally, adverb
antieducational, adjective
antieducationally, adverb
countereducational, noun
countereducationally, adverb
noneducational, adjective
noneducationally, adverb
posteducational, adjective
preeducational, adjective
preeducationally, adverb
pseudoeducational, adjective
pseudoeducationally, adverb
quasi-educational, adjective
quasi-educationally, adverb Unabridged
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  • Socially as well as educationally, the medival university faded before the organization and endowment of the colleges.

    An American at Oxford John Corbin
  • It is educationally the better method, for the average student and the average teacher.

    College Teaching Paul Klapper
  • educationally, practise is the voluntary and persistent attempt to make skill a habit; as, practise in penmanship.

    English Synonyms and Antonyms James Champlin Fernald
  • Communities have been chaotic, socially, economically, and educationally.

  • Both logically and educationally, science is the perfecting of knowing, its last stage.

  • Not where are they socially, nor financially, nor educationally.

    Quiet Talks on Power S.D. Gordon
  • The development of the negro, educationally, has been embarrassed by natural causes that he has been unable to overcome.

    The Broken Sword Dennison Worthington
  • Yet we find that educationally, as well as economically, they have suffered most.

British Dictionary definitions for educationally


providing knowledge; instructive or informative: an educational toy
of or relating to education
Derived Forms
educationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for educationally



1650s, "due to education;" 1831, "pertaining to education;" from education + -al (1). Related: Educationally.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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