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textbook

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noun text·book \ˈteks(t)-ˌbu̇k\

Simple Definition of textbook

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

Full Definition of textbook

  1. :  a book used in the study of a subject: asa :  one containing a presentation of the principles of a subjectb :  a literary work relevant to the study of a subject


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textbook

adjective text·book

Simple Definition of textbook

  • : very typical

Full Definition of textbook

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



TEXTBOOK Defined for Kids

textbook

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noun text·book \ˈtekst-ˌbu̇k\

Definition of textbook

  1. :  a book used in the study of a subject





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