trade book


Definition of trade book

1 : a book intended for general readership

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Recent Examples on the Web These include decreases from .75 cents to $2.70 in the cost of sixth-through-eighth-grade Language Arts trade books and a .50 increase in kindergarten periodical subscriptions. Jacky Wong, WSJ, "As Detroit Quits India, China Drives In," 21 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of trade book

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Trade book.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of trade book

: a book that is published for and sold to the general public

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