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[too-tawr-ee-uh l, -tohr-, tyoo-] /tuˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-, tyu-/
pertaining to or exercised by a tutor:
tutorial functions or authority.
a class in which a tutor gives intensive instruction in some subject to an individual student or a small group of students.
  1. programmed instruction provided to a user at a computer terminal, often concerning the use of a particular software package and built into that package.
  2. a manual explaining how to use a particular software package or computer system.
Origin of tutorial
1735-45; < Latin tūtōri(us) of a guardian + -al1
Related forms
nontutorial, adjective
nontutorially, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for tutorial
  • The company website even includes a tutorial on composting at home, whether you live in the country or in a tiny apartment.
  • Ideally, this could eliminate some of the feeling of isolation that is inherent in tutorial-based online learning.
  • The tutorial features and the ability to watch and evaluate students as they work through problems improved outcomes.
  • There is a learning curve and thankfully, there are a lot of tutorial videos online that can help you learn it.
  • Click here for a step-by-step tutorial that will get you ready to start a successful small business.
  • On other trips, you might get a tutorial on alpine photography or mountain ecology.
  • Each question includes a tutorial on the logic behind the correct answer, and a strategy for eliminating incorrect responses.
  • When he comes to, he gives them a fake name and takes over the tutorial position.
  • As you progress through this tutorial, you will have a chance to explore each scene on your own.
British Dictionary definitions for tutorial


a period of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual student or to a small group of students
of or relating to a tutor
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Word Origin and History for tutorial

1742, from tutor (n.) + -al (1). As a noun, attested from 1923.

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