adjective \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


adjective \ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of REMEDIAL

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


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