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 remedially (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 Some of those include making sure students harmed in the past are aware of remedial services and new reporting requirements such as providing certain documents to OCR. David Jackson, chicagotribune.com, "‘Extraordinary and appalling’ handling of sexual violence cases in Chicago Public Schools leads to federal oversight," 12 Sep. 2019 Better enforcement measures and tighter restrictions on communications are among the remedial steps under consideration. Michael Mccann, SI.com, "Understanding Why Salary Cap Circumvention Is Dangerous for the NBA," 25 July 2019 Once a procedure has been formally opened, the commission will ask Italy to take remedial steps. The Economist, "The EU edges towards punishing Italy for letting its debt rise," 6 June 2019 The remedial support is required in the law, but no details have been announced yet. al, "Alabama first-graders head toward new reading hurdle," 6 Aug. 2019 There are unfair distributions of black and brown kids in remedial and on-grade level classes because of intolerant teachers who see acting out as causeless insubordination. Joshua Burrell, baltimoresun.com, "Joshua Burrell: Growing up black in Columbia," 1 Aug. 2019 Summer school offerings include everything from remedial to enrichment courses — a chance to catch up or get ahead in an increasingly competitive academic environment, Shambaugh said. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "High school students shunning character-building summer jobs for classes, academic camps and resume-worthy activities," 25 July 2019 There is no other comedy other than Trump, and most of that comedy is fairly tedious and remedial. Fox News, "Lynne Patton responds to Omarosa audio tape," 15 Aug. 2018 Becton relayed his experience of being a straight-A student in high school, going to Louisiana State University and having to take remedial classes, despite having graduated second in his class. Trisha Powell Crain | Tcrain@al.com, al.com, "Rural charter school stokes religious fears, roils community in Alabama," 21 July 2019

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First Known Use of remedial

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of remedial was in 1651

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remedial

adjective
How to pronounce remedial (audio)

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 remedially (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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