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.

Nearby words

  1. text editor,
  2. text hand,
  3. text message,
  4. text messaging,
  5. text processing,
  6. textbookish,
  7. texter,
  8. textiform,
  9. textile,
  10. textiles

Origin of textbook

First recorded in 1720–30; text + book

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British Dictionary definitions for textbook

textbook

/ (ˈtɛkstˌbʊk) /

noun

  1. a book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
  2. (as modifier)a textbook example
Derived Formstextbookish, adjective

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Word Origin and History for textbook

textbook

n.

also text-book, 1779, from text (n.) + book (n.).

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