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propaedeutic

propaedeutic

noun pro·pae·deu·tic \ˌprō-pi-ˈdü-tik, -ˈdyü-\

Definition of PROPAEDEUTIC

:  preparatory study or instruction
propaedeutic adjective

Origin of PROPAEDEUTIC

Greek propaideuein to teach beforehand, from pro- before + paideuein to teach, from paid-, pais child — more at pro-, few
First Known Use: 1798

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