Definition of handbook in English:

handbook

Line breaks: hand|book
Pronunciation: /ˈhan(d)bʊk
 
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noun

A book giving information such as facts on a particular subject or instructions for operating a machine: a handbook of poisonous plants the handbook says an alkaline battery should be good for around 2000 hours of continuous performance
More example sentences
  • Dictionaries range from language guides to handbooks of information arranged alphabetically on a range of topics.
  • In the early 1950s, the publication of instructional television programming handbooks and production manuals was also a growing phenomenon.
  • The sectional maps, airport facility guides, operating handbooks, etc. are still printed for a reason - safety.
Synonyms
manual, instructions, instruction booklet, instruction manual, reference manual, ABC, A to Z, almanac, companion, directory, compendium; guide, guidebook, travel guide, tourist guide, Baedeker; Latinvade mecum
rare enchiridion, promptuary, desk-book

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