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

Examples of e-book in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The book is now available in paperback and e-book formats, and people are encouraged to learn more about it during an official book launch, set to take place online Thursday, April 25 from noon to 1:30 p.m. CDT. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Mar. 2024 Two years later, the Justice Department sued Apple and book publishers for illegally fixing the price of e-books sold on the iPad. Democrat-Gazette Staff From Wire Reports, arkansasonline.com, 22 Mar. 2024 The Justice Department last sued Apple in 2012, accusing the company of colluding with book publishers to fix e-book prices. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 21 Mar. 2024 That’s more than enough space to store thousands of e-book downloads. Tim Chan, Variety, 20 Mar. 2024 The application's last request is for online e-books relating to cookbooks and recipe books. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 14 Mar. 2024 To help walk his fans through the aisles (and their meal prep), Coleman recently released a $10 e-book that includes three weeks of grocery lists and recipes that align with his method. Karla Walsh, CNN, 13 Mar. 2024 Patrons are stuck on long waiting lists for audio and e-books, and digital offerings are limited. Susan Haigh, Fortune, 12 Mar. 2024 One shop even sells an e-book guide on how to create X-rated AI content. Jamie Joseph, Fox News, 2 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of e-book was in 1988

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“E-book.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/e-book. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

e-book

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

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