textbook


1text·book

noun \ˈteks(t)-ˌbk\

: a book about a particular subject that is used in the study of that subject especially in a school

Full Definition of TEXTBOOK

:  a book used in the study of a subject: as
a :  one containing a presentation of the principles of a subject
b :  a literary work relevant to the study of a subject

Examples of TEXTBOOK

  1. <one shelf in my bookcase is crammed full of my old college textbooks>

First Known Use of TEXTBOOK

1779

2textbook

adjective

: very typical

Full Definition of TEXTBOOK

:  of, suggesting, or suitable to a textbook; especially :  classic <a textbook example of bureaucratic waste>

Examples of TEXTBOOK

  1. <a textbook example of a film that captures the feel of the novel on which it is based>

First Known Use of TEXTBOOK

1905

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