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

didactics (dɪˈdæktɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the art or science of teaching

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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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Example sentences
Another thirty percent will be spent on your secondary rotation, and the remainder on didactics.
These topics are also regularly covered in required didactics throughout the year.
Opportunities exist to attend neurology grand rounds, brain cuttings, and other relevant didactics.
Patients had been moved so that the staff could attend the education didactics.
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