a textbook case

A textbook case
A textbook case, it is a classic or common example of something.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • textbook — [tekst′book΄] n. a book giving instructions in the principles of a subject of study, specif. one used as the basis or partial basis of a course of study adj. so typical as to be suitable for inclusion in a textbook; providing a model; classic [a… …   English World dictionary

  • textbook — [[t]te̱kstbʊk[/t]] textbooks also text book 1) N COUNT A textbook is a book containing facts about a particular subject that is used by people studying that subject. She wrote a textbook on international law. ...a chemistry textbook. 2) ADJ: ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • textbook — text|book1 [ˈtekstbuk] n a book that contains information about a subject that people study, especially at school or college ▪ a biology textbook →↑coursebook textbook 2 textbook2 adj [only before noun] used to describe something that is done… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • textbook — 1 noun (C) a book that contains information about a subject that people study: a biology textbook see also: coursebook 2 adjective (only before noun) done or happening exactly as something should be done or as it should happen: That shot of… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • textbook — I UK [ˈteks(t)ˌbʊk] / US noun [countable] Word forms textbook : singular textbook plural textbooks a book containing information about one subject an accounting/history textbook II UK [ˈteks(t)ˌbʊk] / US adjective providing a good example of how… …   English dictionary

  • textbook — text|book1 [ tekst,buk ] noun count a book containing information about one subject: an accounting/history textbook textbook text|book 2 [ tekst,buk ] adjective providing a good example of how something should be done: a textbook case …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • textbook — /tekst book /, n. 1. a book used by students as a standard work for a particular branch of study. adj. 2. pertaining to, characteristic of, or seemingly suitable for inclusion in a textbook; typical; classic: a textbook case. [1720 30; TEXT +… …   Universalium

  • case system — case′ sys tem n. law a method of teaching law that focuses on analysis and discussion of selected cases rather than on textbook instruction …   From formal English to slang

  • Textbook — For other uses, see Textbook (disambiguation). Textbook A textbook or coursebook is a manual of instruction in any branch of study. Textbooks are produced according to the demands of educational institutions. Although most textbooks are only… …   Wikipedia

  • case — noun 1 example ADJECTIVE ▪ classic, textbook, typical ▪ clear, obvious, simple ▪ It was a simple case of mistaken identity …   Collocations dictionary

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