Propaedeutical
Propaedeutic Pro`p[ae]*deu"tic, Propaedeutical Pro`p[ae]*deu"tic*al, a. [Gr. ? to teach beforehand; ? before + ? to bring up a child, to educate, teach, fr. ?, ?, a child.] Of, pertaining to, or conveying, preliminary instruction; introductory to any art or science; instructing beforehand. [1913 Webster]

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