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A book used in schools or colleges for the formal study of a subject.
Being a characteristic example of its kind; classic: a textbook case of schizophrenia.

text′book′ish adj.


a. a book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
b. (as modifier): a textbook example.
ˈtextˌbookish adj



1. a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study.
2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic: a textbook example of administrative competence.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.textbook - a book prepared for use in schools or collegestextbook - a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"
book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"
crammer - a textbook designed for cramming
introduction - a basic or elementary instructional text
primer - an introductory textbook
reader - one of a series of texts for students learning to read
Adj.1.textbook - according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical; "a casebook schizophrenic"; "a textbook example"
standard - established or well-known or widely recognized as a model of authority or excellence; "a standard reference work"; "the classical argument between free trade and protectionism"
كِتَابٌ دِرَاسِيّكِتاب مَدْرَسي
sách giáo khoa


[ˈtekstbʊk] Nlibro m de texto
a textbook case ofun caso clásico de ...


text-book [ˈtɛkstbʊk]
nmanuel m
a French textbook → un manuel de français
adj [case, example] → typique, classique
a textbook model of sth → un modèle de qchtext editor n (COMPUTING)éditeur m de texte(s)text file n (COMPUTING)fichier m texte


[ˈtɛkstˌbʊk] nlibro di testo


(tekst) noun
1. in a book, the written or printed words, as opposed to the illustrations, notes etc. First the text was printed, then the drawings added.
2. a passage from the Bible about which a sermon is preached. He preached on a text from St John's gospel.
ˈtextbook noun
a book used in teaching, giving the main facts about a subject. a history textbook.


كِتَابٌ دِرَاسِيّ učebnice lærebog Lehrbuch σχολικό βιβλίο libro de texto oppikirja manuel udžbenik libro di testo 教科書 교과서 tekstboek lærebok podręcznik livro escolar учебник lärobok ตำราเรียน ders kitabı sách giáo khoa 教科书
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In this meeting it was decided that text books must be reviewed and these books must be enriched through technology in the class rooms and Sindh Text Book Board must establish mechanism for seeking feedback from schools and colleges and all writers, illustrators, translators, reviewers and editors for selection of text books would be hired on merit only.
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The schools that have books in stock will be geared up with the common text book policy after the next academic year.
Designed to accompany the text book with the same name, this work book helps students to master the basics concepts of IBM SPSS statistical software.
AMEENA The monopoly of text book boards has destroyed the concept of quality education in Pakistan.
The text book showed a sketch of a dark-skinned woman saying, "I am Filipino.
I have been in a class of 84 Grade 2 children where only the teacher has a text book and the best that she can do is copy the book onto the blackboard and the children copy that into their books.
New Delhi, June 10 -- Just as the Ambedkar cartoon row was fading, a cartoon on the anti-Hindi agitation in Tamil Nadu in the 60s in a NCERT class XII text book has kicked up another controversy in the state with key UPA ally DMK demanding its removal and other parties joining the chorus.
He put in some fantastic text book tackles and notched up a total of four tries - one of which was an outstanding length-of-the-field run.
The group, Forum Kajian Kitab Kuning (FK3), was initiated by Ibu Nuriyah Abdurrahman Wahid and aimed to research gender bias in a text book used in Islamic boarding schools (pesantren) since 1910 in Indonesia, with the goal of making it gender sensitive.