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textbook

noun [C]  us   /ˈtekstˌbʊk/

textbook noun [C] (BOOK)

a book that provides reading and exercises for a school or college course: medical textbooks

textbook

adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈteks·bʊk/

textbook adjective [not gradable] (TYPICAL)

usual or typical: The group's rise to stardom is a textbook case of how to make it in the recording industry.
Translations of “textbook”
in Korean 교과서…
in Arabic كِتاب تَعْليمي…
in Portuguese livro texto, livro escolar, livro didático…
in Catalan llibre de text…
in Japanese 教科書, テキスト…
in Italian libro di testo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教科書,教材,課本…
in Russian учебник…
in Turkish ders kitabı…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教科书,教材,课本…
in Polish podręcznik…
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