remedial

[ri-mee-dee-uhl]
adjective
1.
affording remedy; tending to remedy something.
2.
intended to correct or improve one's skill in a specified field: remedial math.

Origin:
1645–55; < Late Latin remediālis. See remedy, -al1

remedially, adverb
nonremedial, adjective
nonremedially, adverb

remediable, remedial.


2. corrective.
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remedial (rɪˈmiːdɪəl)
 
adj
1.  affording a remedy; curative
2.  denoting or relating to special teaching, teaching methods, or material for backward and slow learners: remedial education
 
re'medially
 
adv

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remedial
1650s, "curing, relieving," from L. remedialis "healing, curing," from L. remedium (see remedy). Educational sense of "concerned with improving skills" is first recorded 1924.
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Example sentences
More than one in four remedial students work on elementary and middle school
  arithmetic.
Students are being told that if they do not complete remedial.
Some dons complain that students arrive at universities in need of remedial
  teaching.
Landfills, dumps and abandoned chemical plants are examples of remedial sites.
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