di·​dac·​tics dī-ˈdak-tiks How to pronounce didactics (audio)
plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: systematic instruction : pedagogy

Examples of didactics in a Sentence

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Word History


didact(ic) + -ics

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of didactics was in 1800

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“Didactics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/didactics. Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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