What does didactic mean?

Definitions for didacticdaɪˈdæk tɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. didactic, didactical(adj)

    instructive (especially excessively)


  1. didactic(Noun)

    A treatise on teaching or education.

  2. didactic(Adjective)

    Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)

  3. didactic(Adjective)

    Excessively moralizing.

  4. didactic(Adjective)

    Regarding medicine, teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.

  5. Origin: From διδακτικός, from διδακτός, from διδάσκω

Webster Dictionary

  1. Didactic(adj)

    alt. of Didactical

  2. Didactic(noun)

    a treatise on teaching or education

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Didactic

    -al, di-dak′tik, -al, adj. fitted or intended to teach: instructive: perceptive.—adv. Didac′tically.—n. Didac′ticism.—n.pl. Didactics, the art or science of teaching. [Gr. didaktikosdidaskein, to teach; akin to L. doc-ēre, disc-ĕre.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of didactic in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of didactic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kevin Nguyen:

    There are a lot of weird interruptions and fragments in places that are unclear whether they're meant to be interior monologue or not, also, the last act of the book is didactic and leans too heavily on dialogue.

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