AskDefine | Define propaedeutic

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propaedeutic adj : preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps" [syn: preparatory, preparative] n : a course that provides and introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally) [syn: propaedeutics]

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Etymology

Greek propaideuein, pro-, before; + paideuein, to teach.

Adjective

propaedeutic
  1. providing preparatory or introductory teaching

Noun

propædeutic
  1. such a course of instruction

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