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propaedeutic Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    propaedeutics.
  2. adjective satellite preceding and preparing for something
    preparatory; preparative.
    • preparatory steps
WordNet

Pro`pæ*deu"tic, Pro`pæ*deu"tic*al adjective (Also<
  • Propaedeutic
  • Propaedeutical
  • Propædeutic
  • Propædeutical
)
Etymology
Gr. to teach beforehand; before + to bring up a child, to educate, teach, fr. , , a child.
Definitions
  1. Of, pertaining to, or conveying, preliminary instruction; introductory to any art or science; instructing beforehand.

Webster 1913