See also: didàctic

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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/
  • Hyphenation: di‧dac‧tic

AdjectiveEdit

didactic (comparative more didactic, superlative most didactic)

  1. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Falling Bastilles, Insurrections of Women, thousands of smoking Manorhouses, a country bristling with no crop but that of Sansculottic steel: these were tolerably didactic lessons; but them [the Nobility] they have not taught.
    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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