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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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Thousands of used textbooks have been given away to students and parents during a book distribution drive organised by the Indian Expatriates Social and Cultural Forum (IndEx Bahrian) in association with Bahrain Karaleeya Samajam (BKS).
Students India Qatar chapter has opened its annual voluntary programme 'Students' Book Bank', through which they collect used textbooks of the Indian curriculum and redistribute them among financially weak students.
The Nationaal Comite 4 en 5 mei commissioned this report that reviews the curriculums and the most widely used textbooks. Of all its pages, these books devote 4.7% to Netherlands Indies/Indonesia, of which 0.4% refer to the Japanese occupation and 0.6 % focus on decolonization.
Two Indian community organizations recently distributed 20,000 used textbooks among needy parents and students across the country.
Valore said it expects a spring 2015 launch of its new ValoreBooks Source that creates a marketplace where college bookstores can access used textbooks.
New and used textbooks on a wide-range of subjects are sold for a fraction of the cost on Sana'a's streets and sidewalks.
Conducted in conjunction with the 2005 NAEP HSTS, the study used textbooks as an indirect measure of what was taught in classrooms, but not how it was taught.
College stores are also carrying more used textbooks (a 25 percent savings) and digital (a 40 percent savings), according to the report.
eCampus.com is a provider of new and used textbooks, electronic textbooks, trade books, college emblematic and Greek apparel for men and women, electronics, computers, gifts and other services associated with the college experience.
The first is to buy books at the local, non-campus, bookstore, where the student or parent will get slightly better pricing on new and used textbooks. The second is to buy textbooks online.
New, used and digital textbooks will all be available at BN.com, which offers over new 150,000 titles at up 30% savings off list prices; used textbooks can be selected from more than 330,000 titles with savings of up to 90%; and the eTextbooks, for use with NOOKstudy, have discounts up to 50%.