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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Example sentences
Over in the plant lab, hands-on exhibits take basic botany lessons out of the
  textbook realm.
Formerly, science was taught by the textbook method, while now the laboratory
  method is employed.
In textbook economics, this should have had no impact on spending.
The textbook instructions for such studies are merely to sit and observe.
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