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higher education

n.
Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level.

higher education

n
(Education) education and training at colleges, universities, polytechnics, etc

high′er educa′tion


n.
education beyond high school, esp. that provided by colleges, graduate and professional schools.
[1865–70]

higher education

Education beyond the level of secondary school, especially at a college or university.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.higher education - education provided by a college or university
didactics, education, educational activity, instruction, pedagogy, teaching - the activities of educating or instructing; activities that impart knowledge or skill; "he received no formal education"; "our instruction was carefully programmed"; "good classroom teaching is seldom rewarded"
Translations
další vzdělávánívysokoškolské vzdělánívyšší vzdělání
højere uddannelsevideregående uddannelsevidereuddannelse
korkeakouluopetustäydennyskoulutus
daljnje školovanjevisoko obrazovanje
felsõoktatás
継続教育高等教育
고등교육성인 교육
vyššie vzdelanie
högre utbildning
การศึกษาระดับสูง
ileri eğitimyüksek eğitimyüksek öğrenim/öğretim
đào tạo nâng caogiáo dục đại học

higher education

nistruzione f superiore or universitaria

high

(hai) adjective
1. at, from, or reaching up to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. a high mountain; a high dive; a dive from the high diving-board.
2. having a particular height. This building is about 20 metres high; My horse is fifteen hands high.
3. great; large; considerable. The car was travelling at high speed; He has a high opinion of her work; They charge high prices; high hopes; The child has a high fever/temperature.
4. most important; very important. the high altar in a church; Important criminal trials are held at the High Court; a high official.
5. noble; good. high ideals.
6. (of a wind) strong. The wind is high tonight.
7. (of sounds) at or towards the top of a (musical) range. a high note.
8. (of voices) like a child's voice (rather than like a man's). He still speaks in a high voice.
9. (of food, especially meat) beginning to go bad.
10. having great value. Aces and kings are high cards.
adverb
at, or to, a great distance from ground-level, sea-level etc. The plane was flying high in the sky; He'll rise high in his profession.
ˈhighly adverb
1. very; very much. highly delighted; highly paid; I value the book highly.
2. with approval. He thinks/speaks very highly of you.
ˈhighness noun
1. the state or quality of being high.
2. a title of a prince, princess etc. Your Highness; Her Highness.
ˈhigh-chair noun
a chair with long legs, used by a baby or young child at mealtimes.
ˌhigh-ˈclass adjective
of high quality. This is a high-class hotel.
higher education
education beyond the level of secondary school education, eg at a university.
high fidelity high quality and great accuracy (in the reproduction of sound). See also hi-fi
ˌhigh-ˈhanded adjective
done, acting, without consultation of, or consideration for, other people. a high-handed decision; A new headmaster should try not to be too high-handed.
ˌhigh-ˈhandedly adverb
ˌhigh-ˈhandedness noun
high jump
a sports contest in which people jump over a bar which is raised until no-one can jump over it.
ˈhighlands noun plural
a mountainous part of certain countries, especially (with capital) of Scotland.
ˈhigh-level adjective
involving important people. high-level talks.
ˈhighlight noun
the best or most memorable event, experience, part of something etc. The highlight of our holiday was a trip to a brewery.
verb
to draw particular attention to (a person, thing etc).
ˌhighly-ˈstrung adjective
very nervous; very easily upset or excited.
ˌhigh-ˈminded adjective
having or showing good or noble ideals, principles etc.
ˌhigh-ˈmindedness noun
ˌhigh-ˈpitched adjective
(of sounds, voices etc) high, sharp. a high-pitched, childish voice.
ˌhigh-ˈpowered adjective
(with an engine which is) very powerful. a high-powered motorboat/engine.
ˈhigh-rise adjective
with many storeys. She does not like living in a high-rise flat as the children cannot get out to play easily.
ˈhighroad noun
a main road.
high school
a secondary school. She goes to high school next year.
ˌhigh-ˈspirited adjective
showing high spirits. a high-spirited horse.
high spirits
enthusiasm, cheerfulness and energy. He's in high spirits today.
high street
(with capital when used as a name) the main street of a town etc, usually with shops etc.
high-tech (ˌhai ˈtek) noun
(also hi-tech, ~high technology) the use of advanced machines and equipment in industry.
adjective
(also hi-tech). high-tech industries.
high tide
the time when the tide is farthest up the shore. High tide today is at 15.46; They set sail at high tide.
high treasontreasonhigh water
the time at which the tide or other water (eg a river) is at its highest point.
ˈhighway noun
a road, especially a large or main road.
Highway Code
in Britain, (a booklet containing) a set of official rules for road users.
ˈhighwaymanplural ˈhighwaymen noun
in earlier times, a man usually on horseback, who attacked and robbed people travelling in coaches etc on public roads.
high wirewirehigh and dry
1. (of boats) on the shore; out of the water. The boat was left high and dry of the beach.
2. in difficulties. Her husband has left her high and dry without any money.
high and low
everywhere. I've searched high and low for that book.
high and mighty
behaving as if one thinks one is very important. Don't be so high and mighty – you're just like any one of us.
the high seas
the open seas; far from land.
it is etc high time
something ought to be done or have been done etc by now. It is high time that this job was finished; It's high time someone spanked that child.

see also tall.

higher education

التَعْلِيمُ الإضَافِيّ, تَعْلِيمٌ عَالٍ další vzdělávání, vysokoškolské vzdělání højere uddannelse, videreuddannelse Hochschulbildung, Weiterbildung ανώτερη εκπαίδευση, συνεχιζόμενη εκπαίδευση enseñanza para adultos, enseñanza superior korkeakouluopetus, täydennyskoulutus enseignement post-scolaire, enseignement supérieur daljnje školovanje, visoko obrazovanje istruzione superiore 継続教育, 高等教育 고등교육, 성인 교육 hoger onderwijs, voortgezet onderwijs høyere utdanning, videreutdannelse dalsza edukacja, wyższe wykształcenie educação superior, ensino superior, formação contínua высшее образование, дальнейшее образование högre utbildning การศึกษาระดับสูง ileri eğitim, yüksek eğitim đào tạo nâng cao, giáo dục đại học 继续教育, 高等教育
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