Didactic meaning

-tĭ-kəl
Used or intended for teaching or instruction.
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Inclined to teach or moralize excessively.
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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.

adjective
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Morally instructive.
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Intended to instruct.
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Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
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Excessively moralizing.
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Too much inclined to teach others; boringly pedantic or moralistic.
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(archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.
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Morally instructive, or intended to be so.
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(medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
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Origin of didactic

  • Greek didaktikos skillful in teaching from didaktos taught from didaskein didak- to teach, educate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French didactique, from Ancient Greek διδακτικός (didaktikos, “skilled in teaching”), from διδακτός (didaktos, “taught, learnt”), from διδάσκω (didaskō, “I teach, educate”)

    From Wiktionary