• (America) enPR: to͞oĭ'shən, IPA: /tuˈɪʃən/
  • (RP) enPR: tyo͞oĭ'shən, IPA: /tjuːˈɪʃən/
  • (India) enPR: tyo͞o'shən, IPA: /ˈtjuːʃən/


  1. (North American) A sum of money paid for instruction (such as in a high school, boarding school, university, or college).
    These rosemaling workshops are no place for anyone who wants to pester me or the students with the "white privilege" card, inter alia. Therefore, I reserve the right to refund the tuition of such men and women, kick them out the door, and bar them from at least two of my future events.
    Synonyms: tuition fees
  2. The training or instruction provided by a teacher or tutor.
    1. (India) Paid private classes taken outside of formal education; tutoring. (also used attributively)
      tuition classes
  3. (archaic) Care, guardianship.
    • 1599, William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act 1 Scene 1:
      BENEDICK. I have almost matter enough in me for such an embassage; and so I commit you—
      CLAUDIO. To the tuition of God: from my house, if I had it,—
      DON PEDRO. The sixth of July: your loving friend, Benedick.
      BENEDICK. Nay, mock not, mock not.
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