didactical

didactic

[dahy-dak-tik]
adjective
1.
intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry.
2.
inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a boring, didactic speaker.
3.
teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson.
4.
didactics, (used with a singular verb) the art or science of teaching.
Also, didactical.


Origin:
1635–45; < Greek didaktikós apt at teaching, instructive, equivalent to didakt(ós) that may be taught + -ikos -ic

didactically, adverb
didacticism, noun
nondidactic, adjective
nondidactically, adverb
undidactic, adjective


2. pedantic, preachy, donnish, pedagogic.
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didactic (dɪˈdæktɪk)
 
adj
1.  intended to instruct, esp excessively
2.  morally instructive; improving
3.  (of works of art or literature) containing a political or moral message to which aesthetic considerations are subordinated
 
[C17: from Greek didaktikos skilled in teaching, from didaskein to teach]
 
di'dactically
 
adv
 
di'dacticism
 
n

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didactic
1650s, from Fr. didactique, from Gk. didaktikos "apt at teaching," from didaktos "taught," from didaskein "teach," from PIE base *dens- "wisdom, to teach, learn." Related: Didactically; didacticism.
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didactic di·dac·tic (dī-dāk'tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to medical teaching by lectures or textbooks as distinguished from clinical demonstration with patients.

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