textbook case/example

Definition of textbook case/example

  1. :  a classic, perfect case/example The scandal is a textbook case/example of corporate greed.

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  one containing a presentation of the principles of a subject

    :  a literary work relevant to the study of a subject

  1. :  of, suggesting, or suitable to a textbook

    :  classic

  1. :  a set of circumstances or conditions

    :  a situation requiring investigation or action (as by the police)

    :  the object of investigation or consideration

  1. :  a box or receptacle for holding something

    :  a box together with its contents

    :  set

  1. :  to enclose in or cover with or as if with a case :  encase

    :  to line (something, such as a well) with supporting material (such as metal pipe)

    :  to inspect or study especially with intent to rob

  1. :  one that serves as a pattern to be imitated or not to be imitated

    :  a punishment inflicted on someone as a warning to others

    :  an individual so punished

  1. :  to serve as an example of

    :  to be or set an example to

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