adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\

: done to correct or improve something : done to make something better

: done to cure or treat someone

: involving students who need special help to improve in a particular subject

Full Definition of REMEDIAL

:  intended as a remedy
:  concerned with the correction of faulty study habits and the raising of a pupil's general competence <remedial reading courses>; also :  receiving or requiring remedial instruction <remedial students>
re·me·di·al·ly \-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of REMEDIAL

  1. Officials have pledged remedial action to repair damaged bridges.
  2. Thirty percent of the new students need remedial classes in math.
  3. He's taking a course in remedial reading.

First Known Use of REMEDIAL


Other Education Terms

baccalaureate, colloquium, corequisite, dissertation, monograph, pedant, practicum, survey course, thesis

Rhymes with REMEDIAL

REMEDIALLY Defined for Kids


adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmē-dē-əl\

Definition of REMEDIAL for Kids

:  intended to make something better <He takes classes in remedial reading.>
Medical Dictionary


adjective re·me·di·al \ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl\

Medical Definition of REMEDIAL

:  affording a remedy :  intended as a remedy <remedial surgery>
re·me·di·al·ly \-ē\ adverb


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