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pedagogic

or pedagogical

[ped-uh-goj-ik, -goh-jik] /ˌpɛd əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a pedagogue or pedagogy.
Origin of pedagogic
1775-1785
1775-85; < Greek paidagōgikós of a child's tutor. See pedagogue, -ic
Related forms
pedagogically, adverb
nonpedagogic, adjective
nonpedagogical, adjective
nonpedagogically, adverb
unpedagogic, adjective
unpedagogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for pedagogical
adj.

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

pedagogic

adj.

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

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