remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

Definition of remedial

1 : intended as a remedy
2 : 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

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Other Words from remedial

remedially \ ri-​ˈmē-​dē-​ə-​lē How to pronounce remedial (audio) \ adverb

Examples of remedial in a Sentence

Officials have pledged remedial action to repair damaged bridges. Thirty percent of the new students need remedial classes in math. He's taking a course in remedial reading.
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Recent Examples on the Web He was counseled on the incident but not required to undergo any remedial training. USA Today, "What we know about the Kobe Bryant helicopter crash, one year later," 25 Jan. 2021 Recent weeks have provided remedial instruction for those unwilling or unable to acknowledge the reality of Iran’s outlaw government. Matthew Continetti, National Review, "There’s No Reason for Biden to Reward Iran," 19 Dec. 2020 The bulk of the requests, about $15.7 million worth, will go to remedial instruction. David Jacobs, Washington Examiner, "Louisiana lawmakers approve $27.6M in education spending," 18 Dec. 2020 In the meantime, two of the officers involved have undergone 40 hours of remedial police academy training in legal matters that include suspect stops, approaches, and laws of arrest, as well as search and seizure. Thomas Jewell, cleveland, "Amid recent shooting incidents, Cleveland Heights police chief notes high numbers of guns stolen from cars," 8 Dec. 2020 Yilmaz said she also was informed that the service rep and supervisor who initially handled her situation would receive some remedial training in playing well with others. David Lazarus, Los Angeles Times, "Column: How did a 3-year-old pizza get delivered by Instacart?," 24 Nov. 2020 The World Bank estimated that unless remedial education provisions are put into place, today's young learners will suffer from more than $10 trillion in future earnings losses due to school closures. Justin Van Fleet For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "More children will fall behind because of the pandemic. How businesses can help," 18 Dec. 2020 Instead of attending band camp, she was stuck in New Orleans taking remedial classes. Della Hasselle | Staff Writer, NOLA.com, "New court documents allege years of mismanagement, more grade-fixing at Kennedy High School," 12 Nov. 2020 About one in ten New York City public-school students needed remedial courses over the summer to make up for ground that was lost during the interrupted school year. The Editors, National Review, "Bill de Blasio Should Reopen New York City’s Schools," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of remedial

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Remedial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remedial. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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remedial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of remedial

: 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

remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

Kids Definition of remedial

: intended to make something better He takes classes in remedial reading.

remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmēd-ē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

Medical Definition of remedial

: affording a remedy : intended as a remedy remedial surgery

Other Words from remedial

remedially \ -​ē How to pronounce remedial (audio) \ adverb

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remedial

adjective
re·​me·​di·​al | \ ri-ˈmē-dē-əl How to pronounce remedial (audio) \

Legal Definition of remedial

1a : intended as or providing a remedy
b : concerned with the correction, removal, or abatement of an evil, defect, or disease remedial treatment of an inmate to improve behavior a workers' compensation claimant who received remedial attention from a doctor a remedial statute correcting the previous law
2 : of, relating to, or being a law enacted for the purpose of providing a method of enforcing an already existing substantive right : procedural

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