Definition of mathetic in US 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 + -ικός, or perhaps independently from math- + -etic, by analogy with synthesis, synthetic, etc.

Pronunciation

mathetic

/məˈθɛtɪk/