Definition of propaedia in English:

propaedia

noun

  • An introductory volume first published as part of the 15th edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1974) in which information is presented in the form of short outlines.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in The Daily Telegraph. From ancient Greek προπαιδεία propaideia.

Pronunciation

propaedia

/(ˌ)prəʊˈpiːdɪə/