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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:20 AM
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What in the hell does 'propaedeutic' mean?
someone please enlighten me.
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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:23 AM
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1. Dictionary.com Is Your Friend
http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=propaedeutic

adj.
Providing introductory instruction.

n.
Preparatory instruction.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:25 AM
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3. Thanks
I checked some other online dictionaries unsuccessfully. Now I know where I should go.
Thanks again. :)
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clydefrand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:23 AM
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2. How's this? From dictionary.com
adj : preceding and preparing for something; "preparatory steps" n : a course that provides and introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)

Are you a student?
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:27 AM
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4. Yep
There's been some confusion surrounding my prerequisites and there was some mention of a "propaedeutic rule". I searched and found nothing, hence the stressy OP. Thanks.
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Sporadicus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:34 AM
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5. You Can Also Google the Term
Edited on Sat Jan-08-05 09:43 AM by Sporadicus
Near the top of the page, just to the right of where it shows 'Results 1-10 of xxx,' is a link: 'definitions.' It leads directly to dictionary.com. :hi:

On edit: Googling an unfamiliar word also returns a couple sentences of text from the webpages, and sometimes it shows the word in the context in which it's meant to be used.
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Feathered Fish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 09:39 AM
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6. I never noticed that
heh - I'm not always that observant. Thanks.
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