• A book used in schools or colleges for the formal study of a subject.
  • Being a characteristic example of its kind; classic.
  • A <xref>coursebook</xref>, a formal <xref>manual</xref> of <xref>instruction</xref> in a specific subject, especially one for use in schools or colleges.
  • Of or pertaining to textbooks or their style, especially in being <xref>dry</xref> and <xref>pedagogical</xref>; <xref>textbooky</xref>, <xref>textbooklike</xref>.
  • Having the typical characteristics of some class of phenomenon, so that it might be included as an <xref>example</xref> in a textbook.
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