the education, instruction, or discipline of a person or thing that is being trained: He's in training for the Olympics.
the status or condition of a person who has been trained: athletes in top training.
of, pertaining to, or used in or for training: a training manual.
intended for use during an introductory, learning, or transitional period: a training cup for weaning a baby; a training bra.

1400–50; late Middle English (noun); see train, -ing1, -ing2

half-training, adjective
nontraining, adjective, noun
pretraining, noun
self-training, noun

1. See education.
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training (ˈtreɪnɪŋ)
1.  a.  the process of bringing a person, etc, to an agreed standard of proficiency, etc, by practice and instruction: training for the priesthood; physical training
 b.  (as modifier): training college
2.  in training
 a.  undergoing physical training
 b.  physically fit
3.  out of training physically unfit

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., "a drawing out, delay," later "trailing part of a skirt" (mid-15c.), also "retinue, procession" (mid-15c.), from O.Fr. train (fem. traine), from trainer "to pull, draw," from V.L. *traginare, extended from *tragere "to pull," back formation from tractus, pp. of L. trahere "to pull, draw"
(see tract (1)). Train of thought first attested 1650s. The railroad sense is recorded from 1824, from notion of a "train" of carriages. British train-spotting "hobby of observing trains and recording locomotive numbers" is recorded from 1958.

"instruct, discipline, teach," 1540s, from train (n.), probably from earlier sense of "draw out and manipulate in order to bring to a desired form" (late 14c.). The meaning "to travel by railway" is recorded from 1856. Trainer is recorded from c.1600; trainee from 1841.
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