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Definition: chrestomathy


Chrestomathy is a selection of examples in a foreign language that are used to teach the language. In the computer world, chrestomathy refers to a set of instructions in a programming language along with their counterparts in another programming language. In this case, chrestomathy is a teaching tool for learning the new language by comparing the new commands with those in a language familiar to the programmer. Chrestomathy is Greek for "useful in learning."