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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
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[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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Tenders are invited for Printing and supply of Text Books
LAHORE -- Punjab Education Minister Rana Mashhood Ahmed Khan has said that after the provision of free text books, school bags will also be provided to the girl and boy students free of cost.
LAHORE -- The Punjab government has ordered to withdraw text books of geography for 8th class students from market after it was found the text contain maps of Saraikistan and Hazara.
Many of the old text books are no longer useful, as the exams have changed but schools don't have the additional money needed to replace them.
Muscat: Indian school authorities have given an assurance that they would be looking into the 300 per cent rise tagged on to the price of the text books for the coming academic year, top official of the schools said.
A parent at Audi bin Hatem Elementary School north of Riyadh has said that his son, a sixth grader, has not received his text books.
There is no electricity and no internet, no interactive whiteboards and most importantly there are almost no text books.
At the end of the year, the children have to return the text books to the school.
Samuel Logidang, who heads Pibor Primary School, told Sudan Tribune that there is insufficient classroom space in his school and they do not have the requisite number of desks or text books.
Lately some schools are forcing students to buy text books, stationery and uniforms; even socks and shoes from the school premises.
Ajay (not his real name), another parent, who has three sons, said he was upset after going to buy text books.
National Education Ministry has distributed a total of 193,925,000 text books for free to students.