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how-to

(hou′to͞o′) Informal
adj.
Offering practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity.
n. pl. how-tos
Something, such as a book or learning situation, that provides practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity: She read a how-to on plumbing. The weekend was a real how-to for would-be campers.

how-to

adj
(Journalism & Publishing) (of a book or guide) giving basic instructions to the lay person on how to do or make something, esp as a hobby or for practical purposes: a how-to book on carpentry.

how′-to′



adj., n., pl. -tos. adj.
1. giving basic instructions and directions to the layperson for doing or making something: a how-to book on photography.
n.
2. the guidelines or detailed instructions for doing something.
[1925–30]
how′-to′er, n.
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