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

This YouTuber provides an easy tutorial to follow, and uses many products likely already found in your makeup bag. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Most Popular Pinterest Halloween 2018 Beauty Searches," 27 Sep. 2018 Makeup tutorials aren't the only thing that Grande's iconic body paint has inspired. Zoe Weiner, Allure, "Makeup Artists Are Recreating Ariana Grande's "God Is a Woman" Body Paint Look," 19 July 2018 Volunteers, trained using an online tutorial, started analysing satellite pictures and drawing maps. The Economist, "How volunteer cartographers are mapping epidemics and atrocities," 24 May 2018 Not for Lindblom, whose unexpected struggles to adapt to the smaller North American ice surface required an extended tutorial at the American Hockey League level. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Nolan Patrick, Flyers kids ready for some playoff seasoning," 10 Apr. 2018 Long Beach Unified covers the cost for students to take the practice PSAT in grades eight through 10 and connects students who register for the SAT to online tutorials. Felicia Mello, San Francisco Chronicle, "State bill would let SAT replace standardized tests," 25 Feb. 2018 Watch the rest of Petsch’s tutorial, below, and then recreate the look on yourself! Chloe Metzger, Marie Claire, "Madelaine Petsch Uses This $14 Eyebrow Gel," 16 July 2018 That was already evident in the Bay Area-vs-oil companies courtroom tutorial, as Chevron's attorney, Mr. Boutrous, heavily cited the most recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Henry Gass, The Christian Science Monitor, "Climate change goes to court," 5 Apr. 2018 The secret to packing smart will not be found in a YouTube tutorial. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Ultimate List of Travel Essentials," 1 Oct. 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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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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