Tuition meaning

to͝o-ĭsh'ən, tyo͝o-
Tuition is the fee for instruction at a school.

An example of tuition is the amount of money you'd pay to take classes at a community college.

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Guardianship.
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A fee for instruction, especially at a college, university, or private school.
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The charge for instruction, esp. at a college or private school.
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Teaching; instruction.
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Guardianship.
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Instruction; teaching.

A musician who was under his tuition for a year.

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A sum of money paid for instruction (such as in a high school, boarding school, university, or college).
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The training or instruction provided by a teacher or tutor.
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(archaic) Care, guardianship.
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Origin of tuition

  • Middle English tuicion protection from Old French from Latin tuitiō tuitiōn- from tuitus past participle of tuērī to protect
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French, from Latin tuitiō (“guard, protection, defense"), from tuÄ“ri (“to watch, guard, see, observe"). Compare intuition, tutor.
    From Wiktionary