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1. Walking about or from place to place; traveling on foot.
2. Peripatetic Of or relating to the philosophy or teaching methods of Aristotle, who conducted discussions while walking about in the Lyceum of ancient Athens.
1. One who walks from place to place; an itinerant.
2. Peripatetic A follower of the philosophy of Aristotle; an Aristotelian.
2. (Education) Brit employed in two or more educational establishments and travelling from one to another: a peripatetic football coach.
a peripatetic person
[C16: from Latin peripatēticus, from Greek peripatētikos, from peripatein to pace to and fro]
(Philosophy) of or relating to the teachings of Aristotle, who used to teach philosophy while walking about the Lyceum in ancient Athens
(Philosophy) a student of Aristotelianism
per•i•pa•tet•ic(ˌpɛr ə pəˈtɛt ɪk)
1. walking or traveling about; itinerant.
2. (cap.) of or pertaining to Aristotle, who taught philosophy while walking in the Lyceum.
3. (cap.) of or pertaining to the Aristotelian school of philosophy.n.
4. an itinerant person.
5. (cap.) a member of the Aristotelian school.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin peripatēticus < Greek peripatētikós of Aristotle and his school, literally, walking about =peripatē- (variant s. of peripateîn to walk about =peri- peri- + pateîn to walk) + -tikos -tic]
per`i•pa•tet′i•cism (-əˌsɪz əm) n.
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|Noun||1.||peripatetic - a person who walks from place to place|
|2.||Peripatetic - a follower of Aristotle or an adherent of Aristotelianism|
|Adj.||1.||peripatetic - of or relating to Aristotle or his philosophy; "Aristotelean logic"|
|2.||peripatetic - traveling especially on foot; "peripatetic country preachers"; "a poor wayfaring stranger"|
unsettled - not settled or established; "an unsettled lifestyle"