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e-book

or e·book, e·Book

[ee-boo k]
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noun
  1. a book in digital form.
  2. e-reader.

Origin of e-book

1980–85; e-2 (electronic) + book
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Examples from the Web for e-book

Contemporary Examples

Historical Examples

  • Both a comma and a colon were used and have been retained in this e-book.

    The Web of the Golden Spider

    Frederick Orin Bartlett

  • The page numbers in the image captions do not refer to pages in this e-book.

    The Settlers in Canada

    Frederick Marryat

  • The image of the cover was created for this e-book and is granted to the public domain.

    Birds in London

    W. H. Hudson

  • The cover image for the e-book version was created by the transcriber.

  • If this is not possible, you may wish to refer to another format of this e-book.

    Seven Mohave Myths

    A. L. Kroeber


British Dictionary definitions for e-book

e-book

noun
  1. a book in electronic form
verb
  1. (tr) to book (hospital appointments, airline tickets, etc) through the internet
Derived Formse-booking, noun

Word Origin

C20: e lectronic book
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