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

Kardashian West has often documented her daughter's budding interest in beauty and makeup, like a hilarious tutorial using the KKW Beauty Smokey Glam Bible collection that ended in a toddler tantrum. Jenna Rosenstein, Harper's BAZAAR, "North West, Age Five, Stars On Her First Solo Magazine Cover," 22 Feb. 2019 The Wall Street Journal offers a helpful video tutorial that walks you through the steps. David Lazarus, latimes.com, "California Inc.: Hollywood is courted by a newly moviegoing Saudi Arabia," 2 Apr. 2018 Volunteers also get a free tutorial on paddleboarding. Steve Friess, SELF, "Why Environmentalist Lizzie Carr Is Paddleboarding 170 Miles Down the Hudson River," 7 Sep. 2018 When the Lab launched, Sephora rolled out Pocket Contour, an early app released at the height of the contouring craze that let users upload a selfie and get a step-by-step tutorial on applying the makeup, specific to their face shape. refinery29.com, "The Pipeline: The Sephora Innovation Manager Pushing The Beauty Giant's Tech Forward," 29 June 2018 Payton gave me a tutorial on what's meant when Riveron added offensive and defensive linemen to the potential problem spots. Larry Holder, NOLA.com, "Safety, skepticism come with NFL's crown of the helmet rule," 6 June 2018 The thicker your grass is, the better defined the checkerboard will be, explained Ryan Knorr of Ryan Knorr Lawn Care in a YouTube tutorial. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "How To Get An Awesome Plaid Lawn, Like The One At The Royal Wedding," 21 May 2018 Flasch gave a short tutorial on the development process and how citizens can get involved. David Anderson, The Aegis, "Friends of Harford reminds the public of the power of the zoning code," 2 May 2018 At one gathering, in a school cafeteria, a Sacramento sheriff's detective named Carol Daly gave a brief tutorial about defending oneself against the attacker. Anchorage Daily News, "With taunts and guile, the Golden State Killer left a trail of horror," 28 Apr. 2018

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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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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