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propaedeutic

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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek προπαιδεύω (propaideúō, I give preparatory instruction), from πρό (pró, before) + παιδεύω (paideúō, I teach).

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  • IPA(key): /ˌproʊpiːˈdjuːtɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

propaedeutic (comparative more propaedeutic, superlative most propaedeutic)

  1. Providing preparatory or introductory teaching.
    • 1868, Mark Pattison, Suggestions on Academical Organisation with Especial Reference to Oxford, section VI: “Of the Studies Preliminary to the Degree”, § 4: ‘Liberal Studies (Arts) and Special Studies (Science)’, pages 261–262:
      On the other hand, the German university exhibits a system in which the university course is almost wholly special; the liberal and propædeutic studies are relegated to the grammar-school.

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NounEdit

propaedeutic (plural propaedeutics)

  1. Such a course of instruction.

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