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textbook

noun text·book \ ˈteks(t)-ˌbu̇k \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of textbook

: a book used in the study of a subject: such 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 in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of textbook

1779

in the meaning defined above

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textbook

adjective

Definition of textbook

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

Examples of textbook in a Sentence

  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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TEXTBOOK Defined for English Language Learners

textbook

Definition of textbook for English Language Learners

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


textbook

Definition of textbook for English Language Learners

  • : very typical


TEXTBOOK Defined for Kids

textbook

noun text·book \ ˈtekst-ˌbu̇k \

Definition of textbook for Students

: a book used in the study of a subject


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