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or ebook, eBook

[ee-boo k] /ˈiˌbʊk/
a book in digital form.
Origin of e-book
1980-85; e-2 (electronic) + book Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • 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


a book in electronic form
(transitive) to book (hospital appointments, airline tickets, etc) through the internet
Derived Forms
e-booking, noun
Word Origin
C20: electronic book
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Contemporary definitions for e-book

electronic book; any book published in electronic or digital form; also written ebook ; cf. p-book

See p-book's 21st Century Lexicon
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