\pˌɛɹɪmˈɪsɪəl], \pˌɛɹɪmˈɪsɪəl], \p_ˌɛ_ɹ_ɪ_m_ˈɪ_s_ɪ__ə_l]\
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- Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi (1746-1827), Swiss teacher. An advocate or follower the system of Pestalozzi. pes-ta-lot'si-an, adj. pertaining to graduated object-teaching as originated by Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (1745-1827).