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textbook

[tekst-boo k] /ˈtɛkstˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study.
adjective
2.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic:
a textbook case.
Origin of textbook
1720-1730
First recorded in 1720-30; text + book
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textbook

/ˈtɛkstˌbʊk/
noun
1.
  1. a book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
  2. (as modifier): a textbook example
Derived Forms
textbookish, adjective
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Word Origin and History for textbook
n.

also text-book, 1779, from text (n.) + book (n.).

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