tutorial

noun
tu·​to·​ri·​al | \ tü-ˈtȯr-ē-əl How to pronounce tutorial (audio) , tyü-\

Definition of tutorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a paper, book, film, or computer program that provides practical information about a specific subject
2 : a class conducted by a tutor for one student or a small number of students

tutorial

adjective

Definition of tutorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or involving a tutor or a tutorial

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Tutorials with live tutors are useful for both advanced students and struggling ones. Many computer programs include electronic tutorials to help the new user get used to the program, leading him or her through all its functions, often by means of pictures and short videos. But a really difficult program may still require a real-life tutor to be fully understood.

Examples of tutorial in a Sentence

Noun

An online tutorial gives basic instructions for those who have never made reservations on the Web. The professor was offering a tutorial in her office a week before the exam.

Adjective

We offer tutorial instruction for test preparation.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

James revealed in his latest YouTube video that the show would include makeup tutorials on stage, games, and Q&As. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, "James Charles Looked Nothing like Himself on the 2019 BBMAs Red Carpet," 1 May 2019 Save these chunky knit blanket tutorials for later by pinning the image below. Madison Alcedo, Country Living, "5 Easy DIY Tutorials for That Viral Chunky Knit Blanket," 12 Dec. 2018 Aghdam, who was in her late 30s and had lived in Southern California, often discussed Persian culture, veganism and animal cruelty; performed music parodies; and gave exercise tutorials on YouTube and on her personal website. Matthew Haag, BostonGlobe.com, "YouTube attacker’s videos were both admired and mocked in Iran," 5 Apr. 2018 The trademark filing also mentioned that Stefani might launch a website that would include videos, articles, and tutorials. Shannon Barbour, The Cut, "Gwen Stefani Is Planning to Launch Her Own Beauty Empire," 3 Apr. 2018 First, though: season two with Reebok—and, just possibly, some exercise tutorials on her new YouTube channel. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "Victoria Beckham Has Teamed Up With Reebok on a New Athleticwear Collection—And You’re Going to Want Everything," 22 Jan. 2019 Her website and YouTube channel offer countless free tutorials, ranging from gingerbread houses to piping techniques. Kate Bennis, Good Housekeeping, "Watch This Baker Make Mesmerizing Cookie Art," 17 Dec. 2018 After watching a few vlogger tutorials, Sandhya Raghavan, 32, ordered a one-millimeter dermaroller online. Courtney Dunlop, Marie Claire, "DIY Derm: Which Beauty and Skincare Treatments Are Okay to Do at Home?," 30 Aug. 2018 There were tutorials, product reviews and demos, and recommendations for everything from a braider in Belgium, Pittsburgh, or Utah, to black dermatologists, and barrettes that won’t fall out. Tamar Fox, The Cut, "What a Group of Black Moms Taught Me About My Daughter’s Hair," 19 Mar. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

Now, a quick transformation tutorial courtesy of Manny MUA: Follow Allure on Instagram and Twitter, or subscribe to our newsletter for daily beauty stories delivered right to your inbox. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "I Need These Cactus-Shaped Makeup Brushes From Tarte's Sister Brand Sugar Rush Immediately," 19 Apr. 2019 The free, full-year class includes tutorial support and meets the math requirement for non-STEM bachelors in humanities for the Montana University System. Lisa Ward, WSJ, "The Benefits of Starting College Early—in High School," 10 Feb. 2019 The 7-year-old, who did her first makeup tutorial two months ago, debuted her new purple hair over the weekend, and her parents could not be prouder. Emily Wang, Allure, "Pink's 7-Year-Old Daughter Willow Hart Just Dyed Her Hair the Coolest Shade of Purple," 4 June 2018 In a teaser for a longer tutorial video, which will be posted online, Reeves is shown building his website in the great outdoors, seeking inspiration in a crackling fire. Megan Friedman, Esquire, "Keanu Reeves Surfs a Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad," 31 Jan. 2018 In a teaser for a longer tutorial video, which will be posted online, Reeves is shown building his website in the great outdoors, seeking inspiration in a crackling fire. Megan Friedman, Esquire, "Keanu Reeves Surfs a Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad," 31 Jan. 2018 In a teaser for a longer tutorial video, which will be posted online, Reeves is shown building his website in the great outdoors, seeking inspiration in a crackling fire. Megan Friedman, Esquire, "Keanu Reeves Surfs a Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad," 31 Jan. 2018 In a teaser for a longer tutorial video, which will be posted online, Reeves is shown building his website in the great outdoors, seeking inspiration in a crackling fire. Megan Friedman, Esquire, "Keanu Reeves Surfs a Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad," 31 Jan. 2018 In a teaser for a longer tutorial video, which will be posted online, Reeves is shown building his website in the great outdoors, seeking inspiration in a crackling fire. Megan Friedman, Esquire, "Keanu Reeves Surfs a Motorcycle in His Delightfully Strange Super Bowl Ad," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of tutorial

Noun

1923, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Adjective

1822, in the meaning defined above

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tutorial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tutorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a book, computer program, etc., that teaches someone how to do something by explaining each stage of a process
: a class taught by a tutor for one student or for a small group of students

tutorial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tutorial (Entry 2 of 2)

: of or relating to a tutor

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