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[wurk-boo k]
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  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.
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Origin of workbook

First recorded in 1815–20; work + book
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Related Words for workbook

text, textbook, handbook, guidebook, guide, workbook, cookbook, pad, binder, diary, journal, manual, primer, compendium, bible, schoolbook, enchiridion, daybook, log, blotter

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British Dictionary definitions for workbook


  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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Word Origin and History for workbook


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

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