Definition of Textbook

1. Noun. A book prepared for use in schools or colleges. "The professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy"

Exact synonyms: School Text, Schoolbook, Text, Text Edition
Generic synonyms: Book
Specialized synonyms: Crammer, Introduction, Primer, Reader
Antonyms: Trade Edition



2. Adjective. According to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook; typical. "A textbook example"
Exact synonyms: Casebook
Similar to: Standard
Derivative terms: Casebook

Definition of Textbook

1. n. A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for notes.

Definition of Textbook

1. Noun. A coursebook, a formal manual of instruction in a specific subject, especially one for use in schools or colleges. ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to textbooks or their style, especially in being dry and pedagogical; textbooky, textbooklike. ¹

3. Adjective. Having the typical characteristics of some class of phenomenon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Textbook

1. a book used in the study of a subject [n -S]

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Literary usage of Textbook

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A.A.S.A. Official Report, Including a Record of the Annual Convention (1912)
"The textbook publisher in this country is of comparatively recent origin. ... The entire volume of the textbook business of every grade and description in ..."

2. The Teaching of Geography in Elementary Schools by Richard Elwood Dodge, Clara Barbara Kirchwey (1913)
"Although many teachers may be able to get along without a textbook at times, ... The advantages of using a textbook are many, but the chief points in favor ..."

3. The Teaching of History in Junior and Senior High Schools by Rolla Milton Tryon (1921)
"CHAPTER III SPECIAL METHODS OF PROCEDURE: LECTURE AND textbook * Underlying and in a large measure determining what the history teacher does in the ..."

4. The Selection of Textbooks by Charles Robert Maxwell (1921)
"Should we grant that many teachers are forced to rely on a textbook ... It will be our purpose to consider briefly the reasons why the textbook plays such ..."

5. History in the Elementary School by Calvin Noyes Kendall, Florence Elizabeth Stryker (1918)
"IV THE USE OF THE HISTORY textbook THE serious study of history in the elementary schools is necessarily from a textbook. Whatever of definite knowledge is ..."

6. History in the Elementary School by Calvin Noyes Kendall, Florence Elizabeth Stryker (1918)
"IV THE USE OF THE HISTORY textbook THE serious study of history in the elementary schools is necessarily from a textbook. Whatever of definite knowledge is ..."

7. Training for the Public Profession of the Law: Historical Development and by Alfred Zantzinger Reed (1921)
"Either, on the one hand, the method is none the less attempted, and something which is neither a good case-method school nor a good textbook ..."

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