Meaning of “textbook” in the English Dictionary

"textbook" in American English

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textbooknoun [ C ]

us /ˈtekstˌbʊk/

textbook noun [ C ] (BOOK)

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

medical textbooks

textbookadjective [ 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.

(Definition of “textbook” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)