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peripatetic

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noun peri·pa·tet·ic \ˌper-ə-pə-ˈte-tik\

Definition of peripatetic

  1. 1 capitalized :  a follower of Aristotle or adherent of Aristotelianism

  2. 2 :  pedestrian, itinerant

  3. 3 plural :  movement or journeys hither and thither



15th Century

First Known Use of peripatetic

15th century


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peripatetic

adjective peri·pa·tet·ic

Simple Definition of peripatetic

  • : going from place to place usually as part of your job

Full Definition of peripatetic

  1. 1 capitalized :  aristotelian

  2. 2 a :  of, relating to, or given to walking b :  moving or traveling from place to place :  itinerant

peri·pa·tet·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
Peri·pa·tet·i·cism play \-ˈte-tə-ˌsi-zəm\ noun

Examples of peripatetic

  1. She worked as a peripatetic journalist for most of her life.

  2. He had a peripatetic career as a salesman.



Origin of peripatetic

Middle French & Latin; Middle French peripatetique, from Latin peripateticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein to walk up and down, discourse while pacing (as did Aristotle), from peri- + patein to tread; akin to Sanskrit patha path — more at find


First Known Use: 1566



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