pedagogical

or ped·a·gog·ic

[ ped-uh-goj-i-kuh l, -goh-ji-kuh l or ped-uh-goj-ik, -goh-jik ]
/ ˌpɛd əˈgɒdʒ ɪ kəl, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪ kəl or ˌpɛd əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk /

adjective

of or relating to a pedagogue or pedagogy.

Origin of pedagogical

First recorded in 1595–1605, pedagogical is from the Greek word paidagōgikós of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -ical
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Word Origin and History for non-pedagogical

pedagogical


adj.

1610s, from Latin paedagogicus (see pedagogic) + -al (1). Related: Pedagogically.

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