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workbook

[wurk-boo k] /ˈwɜrkˌbʊk/
noun
1.
a manual of operating instructions.
2.
a book designed to guide the work of a student by inclusion of questions, exercises, etc.
3.
a book in which a record is kept of work completed or planned.
4.
Computers. a file that contains worksheets, or multiple sections, usually in spreadsheet applications.
Origin of workbook
1815-1820
First recorded in 1815-20; work + book
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workbook

/ˈwɜːkˌbʊk/
noun
1.
an exercise book or textbook used for study, esp a textbook with spaces for answers
2.
a book of instructions for some process
3.
a book in which is recorded all work done or planned
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Contemporary definitions for workbook
noun

in computing, a single spreadsheet file that contains a number of worksheets, often with related information; a collection of spreadsheets

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Word Origin and History for workbook
n.

1910, from work (n.) + book (n.).

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