Definition of mathetic in English:

mathetic

adjective

  • Relating to knowledge or to the process of learning.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. Probably from ancient Greek μαθητικός disposed to learn, easily taught from μαθητής disciple (from the stem of μανθάνειν to learn + -ητής, agent suffix) + -ικός, or perhaps independently from math- + -etic, by analogy with synthesis, synthetic, etc.

Pronunciation

mathetic

/məˈθɛtɪk/