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pedagogical

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adjective ped·a·gog·i·cal \ˌpe-də-ˈgä-ji-kəl, -ˈgō-\

Simple Definition of pedagogical

  • : of or relating to teachers or education

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of pedagogical

  1. :  of, relating to, or befitting a teacher or education

pedagogically play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Did You Know?

Pedagogical, which has the somewhat less common spelling variant pedagogic, was coined in the early 17th century from a Greek adjective of the same meaning. That adjective, paidagōgikos, in turn derives from the noun paidagōgos, meaning "teacher." The English word pedagogue (which can simply mean "teacher" but usually suggests one who is particularly dull) derives from the same root. Though the words "educational" and "teacher" make the grade in most contexts, pedagogical and pedagogue are useful additions to the class.

1619

First Known Use of pedagogical

1619

Variants of pedagogical

also pedagogic play \-jik\


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