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Definition intended to remedy (fix) — especially a deficiency in education or health
  • I'm struggling a bit, but hope to catch up with a remedial math course this summer.
remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in
  • I'm hoping to catch up with a remedial math class this summer.
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in
  • ...more than 600,000 of the freshmen who arrived at U.S. colleges this fall—remarkably, 29% of the total—are taking at least one remedial reading, writing or math class.
    John Cloud  --  Time, 2002  --,9171,1003430,00.html (retrieved 01/20/10)
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in
  • remedial surgery
  • She was a horrible math student in fifth grade. She cried every Saturday when we did remedial stuff.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in education
  • Because of my weak spelling I was enrolled in an extra, remedial course, which was marginally insulting,
    John Irving  --  A Prayer for Owen Meany
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in education
  • I once asked Mrs. Brown if the California boys could come into the schoolhouse and work with some of the kids on remedial reading.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in
  • I heard through the grapevine that this professor thought Yale should accept only students from places like Harvard, Yale, Stanford, and Princeton: "It's not our job to do remedial education, and too many of these other kids need it."
    J.D. Vance  --  Hillbilly Elegy
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in education
  • The remedial reading program was going to lose its funding, and the principal would be either furious or just plain disgusted.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • remedial = to fix deficiency in
  • She pulled out a remedial English test, and gave it to him.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in
  • Eleanor would get put in remedial gym first.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency
  • They were all leaving the next day for seven weeks on the Seton Hall campus to participate in a remediation and preparation program required for all students accepted into the Pre-Medical/Pre-Dental Plus program.
    Sampon Davis, et. al.  --  We Beat the Street
  • remediation = the act of fixing a deficiency in education
    (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation. Remediation is often used in connection with education or the environment.)
  • I couldn't help thinking about how he'd met Kotku in what was essentially Remedial Civics, the section for students who weren't smart enough (even in our extremely non-demanding school) to pass without extra help.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • remedial = intended to fix a deficiency in education
  • Mom's job was teaching remedial reading in an elementary school in Davy, a coal-mining camp twelve miles north of Welch.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • remedial = to fix deficiency in
  • Mitzvah-gathering, mensch remedial training.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter's Daughter
  • The class was Remedial Speech, and I accepted my own presence there if only because of the very trouble I had pronouncing it.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Some might say remedial infantry.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • I consume this, noting every intersection and side street, but it's remedial stuff.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Mockingjay
  • Of course, with intensive remedial potions and charms and a bit of luck, we can produce some improvement.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • In the next place, the abuses would often have completed their mischievous effects before the remedial provision would be applied.
    Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, & John Jay  --  The Federalist Papers

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