work·​book | \ ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio) \

Definition of workbook

1 : a worker's manual
2 : a booklet outlining a course of study
3 : a record of work done
4 : a student's book of problems to be solved directly on the pages
5 : a single computer document that contains multiple associated spreadsheets

Examples of workbook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another new function allows users to create a formula and share it with others within a workbook, a collection of one or more spreadsheets. Nina Trentmann, WSJ, 21 July 2021 The company developed new courses and class schedules, built out new workbook materials and optimized every aspect for the digital experience. Emily Barone, Time, 22 July 2021 Pinillos’ workbook asks students to discuss the difference between the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements and asks them which stages of grief the main character shows. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Apr. 2021 This 108-page workbook, published by University of Minnesota Extension (cost: $12.50), is a step-by-step guide to the process. Glenn Ruffenach, WSJ, 3 May 2021 The 10-part course includes a workbook, and the lessons are focused on a variety of themes, like books, clothes, and living with joy. Merri Jill Rhodes, Better Homes & Gardens, 26 Apr. 2021 Participants can also get a digital copy of the workbook, and scholarships are available to cover the $15 if needed. Staff Report,, 28 Dec. 2020 If the teacher is too overwhelmed to supply extension activities, buy an inexpensive workbook a grade level ahead of his. Brian Platzer, The Atlantic, 9 Mar. 2021 The nonprofit recently published a financial tracking workbook, and also has several other military caregiving guides and handbooks published in English and Spanish. San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of workbook

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Workbook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of workbook

: a book that contains problems or exercises and that students use to practice what they are learning in a class


work·​book | \ ˈwərk-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce workbook (audio) \

Kids Definition of workbook

: a book made up of a series of problems or practice examples for a student to use as part of a course of study


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