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 /


of or relating to a pedagogue or pedagogy.

Nearby words

  1. ped-,
  2. ped-xing,
  3. ped.,
  4. ped.d.,
  5. pedagogic,
  6. pedagogics,
  7. pedagogism,
  8. pedagogue,
  9. pedagogy,
  10. pedal

Origin of pedagogical

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

Related forms Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for pedagogically



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper