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educational

[ej-oo-key-shuh-nl] /ˌɛdʒ ʊˈkeɪ ʃə nl/
adjective
1.
pertaining to education.
2.
tending or intended to educate, instruct, or inform:
an educational show on television.
Origin
1645-1655
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
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British Dictionary definitions for preeducational

educational

/ˌɛdjʊˈkeɪʃənəl/
adjective
1.
providing knowledge; instructive or informative: an educational toy
2.
of or relating to education
Derived Forms
educationally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for preeducational

educational

adj.

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

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