handbook

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noun hand·book \-ˌbu̇k\

Definition of handbook

  1. 1 a :  a book capable of being conveniently carried as a ready reference :  manual b :  a concise reference book covering a particular subject

  2. 2 a :  a bookmaker's book of bets b :  a place where bookmaking is carried on

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of handbook

before 12th century


HANDBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

handbook

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noun hand·book \-ˌbu̇k\

Definition of handbook for English Language Learners

  • : a small book that gives useful information about a particular subject


HANDBOOK Defined for Kids

handbook

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noun hand·book \ˈhand-ˌbu̇k\

Definition of handbook for Students

  1. :  a book of facts usually about one subject



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