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Adjective: propaedeutic  ,prow-pi'd(y)oo-tik
  1. Preceding and preparing for something
    "propaedeutic steps";
    - preparatory, preparative
Noun: propaedeutic  ,prow-pi'd(y)oo-tik
  1. A course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    - propaedeutics

Derived forms: propaedeutics

See also: preceding

Type of: class, course, course of instruction, course of study

Encyclopedia: Propaedeutic