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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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A Nation survey found that many public and private schools are yet to receive the text books for Grade One and Two nearly halfway into the first term.
PESHAWAR -- The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government has taken over the Rs6 billion assets of the provincial textbook board which may threaten the distribution of the text books across the province on time, reported a local English daily.
The policy will see every student in public secondary school receive six text books for core subjects every year.
The meeting was informed that error free text books from class I to class VIII have been finalized and they are under printing process, while the text books from class IX to X are in review process and experts are checking them and in a couple of months they will also be ready but they will be available for next new education session.
Summary: New Delhi [India], July 24 (ANI): After Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Dinanath Batra sent recommendations to the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) to remove Urdu and Arabic words from school text books, the Congress Party on Monday called on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to take action.
This research study was conducted to investigate the quality of science text books at secondary level.
ABBOTTABAD -- Parents on Thursday urged the Khyber Phaktoonkhawa government to monitor the price hike of private schools text books in the province and withdraw the increased price.
A SUMMIT to ensure that Welsh-medium text books are available has been called by the Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today.
A SUMMIT to ensure that Welsh-medium text books are available was called yesterday by the Welsh Government's education secretary Kirsty Williams.
Attash Durrani Advisor Text Books, welcomed him warmly.
Muscat: The Indian Schools' Board of Directors (BoD) has decided to introduce common text books in all Indian Schools from the next academic year.