textbook
I. noun Date: 1779 a book used in the study of a subject: as a. one containing a presentation of the principles of a subject b. a literary work relevant to the study of a subject II. adjective Date: 1905 of, suggesting, or suitable to a textbook; especially classic <
a textbook example of bureaucratic waste
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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