remedial Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “remedial” in the English Dictionary

"remedial" in British English

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uk   us   /rɪˈmiː.di.əl/

remedial adjective (TO IMPROVE)

formal A remedial ​action is ​intended to ​correct something that is ​wrong or to ​improve a ​badsituation: to take ​urgent/​immediate remedial action The ​billrequiresowners to ​undertake remedial work on ​dilapidatedbuildings. formal Remedial ​exercises are ​intended to ​improve someone's ​health when they are ​ill.

remedial adjective (EDUCATION)

[before noun] mainly UK relating to ​teaching that is ​intended to ​helppeople who have difficulties in ​reading or writing: remedial ​classes/​courses She is a ​teacher of remedial ​English.
(Definition of remedial from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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remedialadjective [not gradable]

 us   /rɪˈmid·i·əl/
(of an ​activity) ​intended to ​correct or ​improve something, esp. ​skills: Students can ​enroll in remedial ​Englishclasses.
(Definition of remedial from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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