textbook Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Definition of “textbook” - English Dictionary

"textbook" in American English

See all translations

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/
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)







(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…
What is the pronunciation of textbook?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
A blazing row: words and phrases for arguing and arguments
by ,
May 04, 2016
by Kate Woodford We can’t always focus on the positive! This week, we’re looking at the language that is used to refer to arguing and arguments, and the differences in meaning between the various words and phrases. There are several words that suggest that people are arguing about something that is not important. (As you might

Read More 

Word of the Day

droid

a robot (= a machine controlled by computer) that is made to look like a human

Word of the Day

trigger warning noun
trigger warning noun
May 02, 2016
a warning that a subject may trigger unpleasant emotions or memories This is not, I should stress, an argument that trigger warnings should become commonplace on campus.

Read More