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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"
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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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If professors put in extra research and encouraged students to buy older or used textbooks, this act alone could allow for a dramatic cost reduction.
Nauright invited Emory nursing school faculty and students to donate used textbooks for Dillard's nursing school.