• enPR: dī-dăkˈtĭk, IPA: /daɪˈdæk.tɪk/, /dɪˈdæk.tɪk/


  1. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality.
    Synonyms: educative, instructive
    didactic poetry
    • 1911, Thomas Babington Macaulay, “[https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica/Goldsmith,_Oliver Goldsmith, Oliver]”, in 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica:
      The finest didactic poem in any language.
  2. Excessively moralizing.
  3. (medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: нравоучительный
Translations Noun

didactic (plural didactics)

  1. (archaic) A treatise on teaching or education.

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