didactic

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EtymologyEdit

From French didactique, from Ancient Greek διδακτικός ‎(didaktikós, skilled in teaching), from διδακτός ‎(didaktós, taught, learnt), from διδάσκω ‎(didáskō, I teach, educate)

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: dī-dăkˈtĭk, IPA(key): /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/, /dɪˈdæk.tɪk/

AdjectiveEdit

didactic ‎(comparative more didactic, superlative most didactic)

  1. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
    • Macaulay
      The finest didactic poem in any language.
  2. Excessively moralizing.
  3. (medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.

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NounEdit

didactic ‎(plural didactics)

  1. (archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.

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