propaedeutic

Definitions of propaedeutic
  1. adjective
    preceding and preparing for something
    synonyms: preparative, preparatory
    preceding
    existing or coming before
  2. noun
    a course that provides an introduction to an art or science (or to more advanced study generally)
    synonyms: propaedeutics
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    type of:
    class, course, course of instruction, course of study
    education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
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