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how-to

1how–to

adjective \ˈha-ˈtü\

: giving practical instruction or advice on how to do something yourself

Full Definition of HOW-TO

:  giving practical instruction and advice (as on a craft) <how–to books on all sorts of hobbies — Harry Milt>

First Known Use of HOW-TO

1926

2how–to

noun

: a way of doing something yourself : instruction about how to do something

Full Definition of HOW-TO

:  a practical method or instruction <the how–tos of balancing a checkbook>; also :  something (as a book) that provides such instruction

First Known Use of HOW-TO

1954

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