textbook

[ tekst-boo k ]
/ ˈtɛkstˌbʊk /

noun

a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study.

adjective

pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic: a textbook case.

Origin of textbook

First recorded in 1720–30; text + book
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textbook

/ (ˈtɛkstˌbʊk) /

noun

  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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