didactic[dī dak′tik; also di-]
- The definition of didactic is used for teaching.
An example of didactic is a lesson plan consisting of a lecture, large group discussions and a project.
- used or intended for teaching or instruction
- morally instructive, or intended to be so
- too much inclined to teach others; boringly pedantic or moralistic
Origin of didacticClassical Greek didaktikos, apt at teaching ; from didaskein, to teach, probably reduplicated, reduplication ; from Indo-European base an unverified form dens-, wisdom, to teach, learn from source Avestan dīdainghē, I am taught
- Intended to instruct.
- Morally instructive.
- Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.
Origin of didacticGreek didaktikos, skillful in teaching, from didaktos, taught, from didaskein, didak-, to teach, educate.
(comparative more didactic, superlative most didactic)
From French didactique, from Ancient Greek διδακτικός (didaktikos, “skilled in teaching”), from διδακτός (didaktos, “taught, learnt”), from διδάσκω (didaskō, “I teach, educate”)