opsimathy (n.) 1650s, from Gk. opsimathia "learning late in life," from opse "late" (related to opiso "backward" + opisthen "behind") + manthanein "to learn" (see MATHEMATIC (Cf. mathematic)).

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  • Opsimathy — Op*sim a*thy, n. [Gr. ?.] Education late in life. [R.] Hales. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • opsimathy — noun Learning or education that occurs late in life. His opsimathy meant that he was over 60 before he entered college, and over 70 before he earned his doctorate …   Wiktionary

  • opsimathy — opsimˈathy noun Learning obtained late in life • • • Main Entry: ↑opsimath …   Useful english dictionary

  • Opsimath — An opsimath can refer to a person who begins, or continues, to study or learn late in life.[1] The word is derived from the Greek οψε (opse), meaning late and μανθανω (manthano), meaning learn .[2] Opsimathy was once frowned upon, used as a put… …   Wikipedia

  • Teaching — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Teaching >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 teaching teaching &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 instruction instruction Sgm: N 1 edification edification Sgm: N 1 education education Sgm: N 1 tuition tuition Sg …   English dictionary for students

  • opsimath — n. literary a person who learns only late in life. Derivatives: opsimathy n. Etymology: Gk opsimathes f. opse late + math learn …   Useful english dictionary

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