tutorial

noun
tu·to·ri·al | \ tü-ˈtȯr-ē-əl , 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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Did You Know?

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

Tatted up Use James Charles' fake tattoo tutorial for your Harley Quinn look or just transform into a tatted up version of yourself. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "10 Insanely Cool Halloween Makeup Looks for When You Need a Last-Minute Costume," 30 June 2018 Flagstaff dad encourages makeup artist son A sweet 11-second snippet of YouTube beauty blogger Andrew Edgerton's makeup tutorial softened even the hardest of hearts during LGBT Pride Month in June. Garrett Mitchell, azcentral, "Five feel-good Arizona stories that have gone viral in 2018 (so far)," 10 July 2018 My daughter watches so many YouTube tutorials and videos. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "North West Makes Modeling Debut Alongside Kim Kardashian and Kris Jenner in New Fendi Campaign," 9 July 2018 Social media stardom comes with fans and bullies Laverne was a freshman when her Musical.ly videos — mostly her offering makeup tutorials and deftly lip-syncing to pop songs — began gaining serious attention well beyond her high school classmates. Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star, "Greenwood teen has 3M Musical.ly fans. But after being bullied, she goes to school alone," 6 July 2018 Don't forget to check out our tutorial on how to migrate your Windows installation from a hard drive to an SSD to put this SSD to work. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Speed up your PC with a boot-worthy budget SSD for just $35 today," 11 May 2018 What’s better than watching random tutorials on Youtube? Shanelle Drakeford, Allure, "Watch Mariah Carey Apply Makeup to a Stranger, Plus 8 More Things She's Never Done," 7 May 2018 Her irreverent yoga tutorials on YouTube and Instagram have since garnered hundreds of thousands of followers. Victoria Bouloubasis, Bon Appetit, "Jessamyn Stanley Starts Her Morning With Yoga and Kendrick Lamar," 12 Mar. 2018 One of the characters posted a makeup tutorial that looks just like those currently popular on YouTube. D. T. Max, The New Yorker, "“SKAM,” the Radical Teen Drama That Unfolds One Post at a Time," 23 Jan. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective

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 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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The first known use of tutorial was in 1822

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More Definitions for tutorial

tutorial

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of tutorial

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: of or relating to a tutor

tutorial

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tutorial (Entry 2 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

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