- a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study.
- pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic: a textbook case.
Origin of textbook
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Examples from the Web for textbook
That was exactly as they were listed in the textbook, and that was how Jackson wanted it.Stonewall Jackson, VMI’s Most Embattled Professor
S. C. Gwynne
November 29, 2014
The stakes are high: A Texas state adoption of a textbook means a very lucrative sale.
Now the SBOE is considering what textbook publishers have produced in response to the TEKS requirements.
People can take what they can from 15 minutes with the object rather than 15 minutes with a textbook.Hello, ‘Gorgeous’: Grit and Glamour In San Francisco
June 20, 2014
Five years after this textbook was published, this result became a different result!
In our textbook we have adhered to the same plan of division.Introductory American History
Henry Eldridge Bourne
For the rest of the elements you can refer to any textbook on chemistry.Common Science
Carleton W. Washburne
The former work is the earliest Greek textbook which has reached us intact.The Legacy of Greece
Don glanced down at his textbook, then looked out the window.The Best Made Plans
Everett B. Cole
At the beginning of our deliberations we opened the Textbook.History of the Moravian Church
J. E. Hutton
- a book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
- (as modifier)a textbook example
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Word Origin and History for textbook
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