or e·book, e·Book

[ee-boo k]

Origin of e-book

1980–85; e-2 (electronic) + book
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British Dictionary definitions for ebook


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

Word Origin for e-book

C20: e lectronic book
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