e-book

noun
\ ˈē-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce e-book (audio) \

Definition of e-book

: a book composed in or converted to digital format for display on a computer screen or handheld device

First Known Use of e-book

1988, in the meaning defined above

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“E-book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-book. Accessed 5 Jun. 2020.

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e-book

noun
How to pronounce e-book (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of e-book

: a book that is read on a computer or other electronic device

e-book

noun
\ ˈē-ˌbu̇k \

Kids Definition of e-book

: a book that is read on a computer, e-reader, or other electronic device

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