[ dahy-dak-tik ]
/ daɪˈdæk tɪk /
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intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry.
inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching.
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Also di·dac·ti·cal .
Origin of didactic
1635–45; <Greek didaktikós apt at teaching, instructive, equivalent to didakt(ós) that may be taught + -ikos-ic
OTHER WORDS FROM didactic
di·dac·ti·cal·ly, adverbdi·dac·ti·cism, nounnon·di·dac·tic, adjectivenon·di·dac·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use didactic in a sentence
It takes up into itself the didactical and practical elements, and rises through the force of its content to universality.Pedagogics as a System|Karl Rosenkranz
What do the historical, didactical and prophetical books of the New Testament contain?An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism|Joseph Stump
British Dictionary definitions for didactic
/ (dɪˈdæktɪk) /
intended to instruct, esp excessively
morally instructive; improving
(of works of art or literature) containing a political or moral message to which aesthetic considerations are subordinated
Derived forms of didacticdidactically, adverbdidacticism, noun
Word Origin for didactic
C17: from Greek didaktikos skilled in teaching, from didaskein to teach
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Medical definitions for didactic
[ dī-dăk′tĭk ]
Of or relating to medical teaching by lectures or textbooks as distinguished from clinical demonstration with patients.
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