Definition of textbook in English:

textbook

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noun

  • A book used as a standard work for the study of a particular subject.

    ‘The book relies on standard economic theory, and many of the concepts can be found in standard textbooks.’
    • ‘Of these textbooks, only his books on logic and on music have certainly survived intact.’
    • ‘In fact, he was so far ahead of the field that he had become distrustful of many standard textbooks.’
    • ‘I never did like those hardcover textbooks, and I always dreaded taking home one of them.’
    • ‘We used two paediatric neurology textbooks as additional sources of information.’
    • ‘Action projects help build skills that are difficult to acquire from textbooks.’
    • ‘Before you know it, the time has come to start registering for classes and buying textbooks.’
    • ‘She was internationally renowned as a writer of textbooks for the teaching of English as a foreign language.’
    • ‘The professors there have yet to discover the merits of reading textbooks aloud.’
    • ‘She was absolutely riveted to see at first hand the paintings which appear as illustrations in her textbooks.’
    • ‘He also wrote Tactics, one of the classic textbooks on competitive sailing.’
    • ‘The boy could easily match the right words in textbooks after listening to tapes.’
    • ‘There is widespread apprehension that the price of textbooks will go up this time.’
    • ‘So far one third of the schools in Nanhui District have started using such textbooks.’
    • ‘The new finding implies that our own galaxy is probably much bigger than textbooks say.’
    • ‘Trying to find an explanation, I consulted several modern textbooks to no avail.’
    • ‘One or two talked about their grandfathers' textbooks, full of algebra and Latin.’
    • ‘It's rather a thrill to see the paintings which grace all of the history textbooks in reality.’
    • ‘She says all her money goes on living costs and academic expenses, such as textbooks.’
    • ‘When I got home each night, I went straight to the library or worked with my revision textbooks.’
    textbook, book

Pronunciation

textbook

/ˈteks(t)ˌbo͝ok/ /ˈtɛks(t)ˌbʊk/

adjective

attributive
  • Conforming to or corresponding to a standard or type that is prescribed or widely held by theorists.

    ‘he had the presence of mind to carry out a textbook emergency descent’
    • ‘He need not have worried, everything about the man is textbook fairytale hero.’
    • ‘The actors avoid textbook sitcom comedy styles in favour of the real thing.’
    • ‘Save for his aversion to the blues, the patient is something of a textbook classicist.’
    • ‘Like any classic cartoon character, Mike is a textbook case of manic depression.’
    • ‘What we have seen is a textbook exercise in democratic scrutiny.’
    • ‘Malik, blessed with a textbook technique, provided the calming touch.’
    • ‘Theirs was a textbook case of how not to win an election, and will be studied by political analysts and party strategists for years.’
    • ‘Geoff Hoon, the Defence Secretary, insisted that it was a textbook operation and was going according to plan.’
    • ‘The bomb squad guy told everyone that the x-ray was a textbook example of what a bomb really looks like, and took a copy of it to use in training.’
    • ‘The plane flew for more than two hours to burn off fuel before the pilot made a textbook landing.’
    • ‘He serves, for example, fine slices of smoked wild venison alongside a textbook Gratin Dauphinois.’
    • ‘The destruction of the Aral Sea is a textbook example of unsustainable development.’
    • ‘She is a textbook example of how to create emotion in the reader - particularly the young reader.’
    • ‘The gelding won his third of the season under a textbook ride from Murphy.’
    • ‘Now Hodges is expected to save his old friend, who went on to become a textbook colonel.’
    • ‘Otpor would become the textbook example of Sharp's theories translated into praxis.’
    • ‘It is now considered a textbook example of how to engage and pursue an enemy force.’
    • ‘Pyrus calleryana seems almost a textbook example of a plant designed for invasion.’
    • ‘Walkden's South African Doug Watson is a textbook batsman who has scored 1,100 runs this season.’
    • ‘His was a textbook performance of disciplined self control and he did what was asked for team and country.’
    most typical, most characteristic, representative, standard, conventional, classic, model, exemplary, quintessential, prime, textbook, copybook

Pronunciation

textbook

/ˈteks(t)ˌbo͝ok/ /ˈtɛks(t)ˌbʊk/