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handbook

[ hand-book ]
/ ˈhændˌbʊk /
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noun
a book of instruction or guidance, as for an occupation; manual: a handbook of radio.
a guidebook for travelers: a handbook of Italy.
a reference book in a particular field: a medical handbook.
a scholarly book on a specific subject, often consisting of separate essays or articles: a handbook of lectures on criticism.
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Origin of handbook

Translation of German Handbuch
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British Dictionary definitions for handbook

handbook
/ (ˈhændˌbʊk) /

noun
a reference book listing brief facts on a subject or place or directions for maintenance or repair, as of a cara tourists' handbook
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