didactic

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See also: didàctic

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

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

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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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Noun[edit]

didactic (plural didactics)

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

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