ludic

[loo-dik]
adjective
playful in an aimless way: the ludic behavior of kittens.

Origin:
1935–40; < Latin lūd- (stem of lūdere to play) + -ic, perhaps via French ludique, learned formation from same components

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ludic (ˈluːdɪk)
 
adj
literary playful
 
[C20: from French ludique, from Latin lūdus game]

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ludic
1940, from Fr. ludique, from L. ludere "to play" (see ludicrous).
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Ludic reading is crucial, and promoting it remains essential to our profession.
The framework addresses both the educational dimension and the ludic dimension.
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