didactic

  • 1 didactic — DIDÁCTIC, Ă, didactici, e, adj., s.f. 1. adj. De sau pentru învăţământ, relativ la învăţământ. ♦ Care este menit să instruiască. Literatură didactică. ♦ (Peior (peiorativ).) Arid, sec. 2. s.f. Parte a pedagogiei care se ocupă cu principiile şi… …

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  • 2 Didactic — Di*dac tic, Didactical Di*dac tic*al, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to teach; akin to L. docere to teach: cf. F. didactique. See {Docile}.] 1. Fitted or intended to teach; conveying instruction; preceptive; instructive; teaching some moral lesson; as,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Didactic — Di*dac tic, n. A treatise on teaching or education. [Obs.] Milton. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 didactic — I adjective academic, adapted to teach, curricular, edifying, educating, educational, educative, enlightening, enriching, erudite, expository, fitted to teach, informational, informative, instructional, instructive, intended for instruction,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 didactic — 1650s, from Fr. didactique, from Gk. didaktikos apt at teaching, from didaktos taught, pp. of didaskein teach, from PIE root *dens wisdom, to teach, learn. Related: Didactically; didacticism …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 didactic — [adj] educational academic, advisory, donnish, edifying, enlightening, exhortative, expository, homiletic, hortative, instructive, moral, moralizing, pedagogic, pedantic, preachy, preceptive, schoolmasterist, sermonic, sermonizing, teacherish,… …

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  • 7 didactic — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ intended to teach or give moral instruction. DERIVATIVES didactically adverb didacticism noun. ORIGIN Greek didaktikos, from didaskein teach …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 didactic — [dī dak′tik; ] also [ didak′tik] adj. [Gr didaktikos, apt at teaching < didaskein, to teach, prob. redupl. < IE base * dens , wisdom, to teach, learn > Avestan dīdainghē, I am taught] 1. used or intended for teaching or instruction 2.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 didactic —    Something which is intended to instruct. Sometimes, to be morally instructive. Didaktikos is a Greek word that means apt at teaching. It comes from didaskein, meaning to teach. Something didactic does just that: teaches or instructs. Didactic… …

    Glossary of Art Terms

  • 10 didactic — [[t]daɪdæ̱ktɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED Something that is didactic is intended to teach people something, especially a moral lesson. [FORMAL] In totalitarian societies, art exists for didactic purposes. 2) ADJ GRADED Someone who is didactic tells… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 didactic — didactically, adv. didacticism, n. /duy dak tik/, adj. 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.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 didactic — di|dac|tic [daıˈdæktık, dı ] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Greek; Origin: didaktikos, from didaskein to teach ] 1.) speech or writing that is didactic is intended to teach people a moral lesson ▪ His novel has a didactic tone. 2.) someone who is… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 didactic — adjective formal 1 speech or writing that is didactic is intended to teach people a moral lesson: His novel has a didactic tone. 2 someone who is didactic is too eager to teach people things or give instructions didactically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 didactic — /daɪˈdæktɪk / (say duy daktik), /də / (say duh ) adjective 1. intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry. 2. inclined to teach or lecture others too much: a didactic old professor. {Greek didaktikos apt at teaching} –didactically,… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 15 didactic — adjective Etymology: Greek didaktikos, from didaskein to teach Date: 1658 1. a. designed or intended to teach b. intended to convey instruction and information as well as pleasure and entertainment < didactic p …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 didactic — 1. adjective /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/ a) Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry) b) Excessively moralizing. 2. noun /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/ …

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  • 17 didactic — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. instructive, expository, academic, preachy*; see educational 1 , pedantic . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a. [dye DAK tik] instructional or educational, especially involving morals. Also, overly… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 didactic — adjective the didactic photojournalism of Jacob Riis Syn: instructive, instructional, educational, educative, informative, informational, edifying, improving, preceptive, pedagogic, moralistic …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 19 didactic — di•dac•tic [[t]daɪˈdæk tɪk[/t]] also di•dac′ti•cal adj. 1) intended for instruction; instructive: didactic poetry[/ex] 2) overinclined to teach or lecture others 3) teaching or intending to teach a moral lesson 4) edu didactics, (used with a sing …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 didactic — Instructive; denoting medical teaching by lectures or textbooks, as distinguished from clinical demonstrations with patients or laboratory exercises. [G. didaktikos, fr. didasko, to teach] * * * di·dac·tic dī dak tik, də adj involving lecture and …

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