Protactic Pro*tac"tic (pr[-o]*t[a^]k"t[i^]k), a. [Gr. protaktiko`s placing or placed before, fr. prota`ssein to place in front; pro` before + ta`ssein to arrange.] Giving a previous narrative or explanation, as of the plot or personages of a play; introductory. [1913 Webster]

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  • protactic — proˈtactic, a. rare. [ad. Gr. προτακτικ ός placed in front, f. προτάσσειν to place before or in front.] Placed in front; giving a previous explanation, introductory. in Webster …   Useful english dictionary

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