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"textbook" in American English

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textbooknoun [C]

 us   /ˈtekstˌbʊk/
  • textbook noun [C] (BOOK)

a ​book that ​providesreading and ​exercises for a ​school or ​collegecourse: medical textbooks

textbookadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ˈteks·bʊk/
usual or ​typical: The group's ​rise to ​stardom is a textbook ​case of how to make it in the ​recordingindustry.
(Definition of textbook from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"textbook" in British English

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textbooknoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtekst.bʊk/
A2 a ​book that ​containsdetailedinformation about a ​subject for ​people who are ​studying that ​subject: a ​science textbook

textbookadjective [before noun]

uk   us   /ˈtekst.bʊk/
(of an ​example of something) ​extremely good, or ​thought to be ​usual or ​typical: That was a textbook ​goal from Taylor. It was a textbook example of how to ​deal with the ​problem.
(Definition of textbook from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “textbook”
in Arabic كِتاب تَعْليمي…
in Korean 교과서…
in Portuguese livro texto, livro escolar, livro didático…
in Catalan llibre de text…
in Japanese 教科書, テキスト…
in Chinese (Simplified) 教科书,教材,课本…
in Turkish ders kitabı…
in Russian учебник…
in Chinese (Traditional) 教科書,教材,課本…
in Italian libro di testo…
in Polish podręcznik…
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