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pedagogical

or ped·a·gog·ic

[ped-uh-goj-i-kuh l, -goh-ji-kuh l or ped-uh-goj-ik, -goh-jik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to a pedagogue or pedagogy.
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Origin of pedagogical

First recorded in 1595–1605, pedagogical is from the Greek word paidagōgikós of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -ical
Related formsped·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·ped·a·gog·ic, adjectivenon·ped·a·gog·i·cal, adjectivenon·ped·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverbun·ped·a·gog·ic, adjectiveun·ped·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Related Words for pedagogic

academic, dogmatic, instructive, learned, profound, teaching, scholastic, professorial

Word Origin and History for pedagogic

adj.

1781, from Latin paedagogicus, from Greek paidagogikos "suitable for a teacher," from paidagogos "teacher" (see pedagogue).

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pedagogical

adj.

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

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