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



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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun More details on how to apply for FEMA assistance can be found here as well an accessible tutorial on how to apply. Rae Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 1 Aug. 2022 Rare Beauty global stylist Cynthia Di Meo revealed exactly how to copy Mabel’s makeup in a tutorial on Instagram Live earlier today for Only Murders fans. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 July 2022 This past May, my company Taste Select Repeat, a shopping and education resource for spirits, hosted a tutorial on types of tequila and mezcal. Oj Lima, Bon Appétit, 22 July 2022 Part of the celebrations included North giving her friends a tutorial on spooky looks. Angela Andaloro, PEOPLE.com, 11 July 2022 Altogether, Racism’s presence at the Jubilee gave us a pitch-perfect tutorial on the staying power of inequity. Nina Sharma, The New Yorker, 8 June 2022 Part of the problem is the musical feels constrained by the film’s complicated and nonsensical plotting — not to mention the tutorial on the market fluctuations of orange crop futures. Frank Rizzo, Variety, 7 June 2022 Alba shared a makeup tutorial on her Instagram using the product. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 18 May 2022 The show also includes a tutorial on the hallmarks of the printmaker’s compositions, including symmetry, S-curves and unusually low or high horizon lines. Washington Post, 6 May 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Compile tutorial posts and feature them as highlights. Candice Georgiadis, Forbes, 20 May 2022 And while the on-site demo barely went beyond the tutorial stage, the appeal of the core gameplay loop was readily apparent. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 29 Apr. 2022 Back when the first images of the new device were shown off, another code snooper found tutorial videos that matched the images shared by Bosworth. Adario Strange, Quartz, 8 July 2022 Whereas, creating and distributing a series of tutorial videos for the same feature is video marketing. Raghavan Rs, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Wynn had a lengthy tutorial side session with Matt Patricia. Jim Mcbride, BostonGlobe.com, 7 June 2022 Ken had finished his book while Roberta was wrapping up her own, and during that overlap period, Roberta noticed Ken filling up the screen of their home theater with game programming interfaces and tutorial videos. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 8 Apr. 2022 Uddin, who has a GearLaunch email address, organizes training sessions and uploads tutorial videos for GearLaunch’s Bangladeshi users. Nazmul Ahasan, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 Mar. 2022 Each track also has its own tutorial program, much like in GT: Sport. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 2 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tutorial


1923, in the meaning defined at sense 2


1822, in the meaning defined above

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“Tutorial.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tutorial. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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