text book

textbook

[tekst-book]
noun
1.
a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study.
adjective
2.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic: a textbook case.

Origin:
1720–30; text + book

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textbook (ˈtɛkstˌbʊk)
 
n
a.  a book used as a standard source of information on a particular subject
 b.  (as modifier): a textbook example
 
'textbookish
 
adj

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textbook
also text-book, 1779, from text + book.
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