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



BrE BrE//ˌperipəˈtetɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌperipəˈtetɪk//
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going from place to place, for example in order to work a peripatetic music teacher More funding needs to be given to the peripatetic outreach services. Word Originlate Middle English (denoting an Aristotelian philosopher): from Old French peripatetique, via Latin from Greek peripatētikos ‘walking up and down’, from the verb peripatein.
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