• IPA: /ˌpɹoʊpiːˈdjuːtɪk/, /ˌpɹɑpəˈduːtik/


  1. Providing preparatory or introductory teaching.
    • 1868, Mark Pattison, Suggestions on Academical Organisation with Especial Reference to Oxford, section VI: “Of the Studies Preliminary to the Degree”, § 4: ‘Liberal Studies (Arts) and Special Studies (Science)’, pages 261–262 ↗:
      On the other hand, the German university exhibits a system in which the university course is almost wholly special; the liberal and propædeutic studies are relegated to the grammar-school.
Translations Noun

propaedeutic (plural propaedeutics)

  1. An introductory course of instruction.

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