Definition of didactic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//daɪˈdæktɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//daɪˈdæktɪk//
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  1. 1designed to teach people something, especially a moral lesson didactic art
  2. 2(usually disapproving) telling people things rather than letting them find out for themselves
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Greek didaktikos, from didaskein ‘teach’.Extra examples The didactic teacher-led approach is no longer fashionable. The story is not written in a didactic style. This form of didactic literature was popular in Victorian times.
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