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how-to

[hou-too] /ˈhaʊˈtu/
adjective
1.
giving or pertaining to basic instructions and directions to the layperson on the methods for doing or making something, especially as a hobby or for practical use:
a how-to book on photography.
noun, plural how-tos.
2.
a set of step-by-step instructions for accomplishing a certain task or reaching a certain objective:
a how-to for fixing a leaky faucet.
3.
the basic principles or approach for doing something:
the how-to of investing in the stock market.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30
Related forms
how-toer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for howto

how-to

adjective
1.
(of a book or guide) giving basic instructions to the lay person on how to do or make something, esp as a hobby or for practical purposes: a how-to book on carpentry
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