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 There are so many incredible psych books and workbooks that encourage the cultivation of our self-awareness. Nicole Spector, NBC News, "What is self-awareness? And how can you cultivate it?," 6 Nov. 2019 The Microsoft Excel 2019: Beginner Course is geared toward such users, starting with the very basics, like how to create a workbook. Benjamin Levin, CNN Underscored, "Learn to make the most of Microsoft Excel and VBA in this $29.99 bundle," 17 Oct. 2019 The book covers the basics, and there’s a companion workbook where folks can list important information, such as the location of a will or insurance policy., "Various studies show that most adults have not prepared a legal will. But the point I’m really trying to make is that everyone has a will in a way — just not one that they have executed.," 7 Oct. 2019 The students completed a workbook on bird identification in small groups, then went out into the fields and trails of the Bafflin Sanctuary. Denise Coffey,, "A Lesson Plan For The Birds," 4 Nov. 2019 Wish items include: educational workbooks (grades 1 to 5), educational games and toys, Play Doh and construction paper. Aileen Simons,, "Column: Support communities hosting back-to-school drives," 26 Aug. 2019 School instructional material include text books and workbooks. Mary Kilpatrick,, "Ohio’s tax free weekend 2019: Everything you need to know," 2 Aug. 2019 Is your pigeon workbook another way of breaking things down and opening up the process to kids? Chris Kornelis, WSJ, "Mo Willems Prepares Another ‘Pigeon’ Book," 26 June 2019 Registration fee is $295, and the attendees receive an Indians hat, t-shirt, camp workbook, and a voucher for two tickets to an Indians game. Laura Bednar,, "Independence kicks off summer with events for all ages," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of workbook

1766, in the meaning defined at sense 3

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“Workbook.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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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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