Definition of e-book in English:

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e-book

Pronunciation: /ˈēbo͝ok/

noun

1An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Example sentences
  • The file may be read on a personal computer, a personal digital assistant, or on an electronic device designed specifically for reading e-books.
  • Books in digital format, also known as e-books, can be read on devices lacking the power and screen space to afford a regular Web browser.
  • Almost everything is available on the web… products, services, e-books, software, audios, videos, membership sites, or newsletters.
1.1A dedicated device for reading electronic versions of printed books.
Example sentences
  • This kind of e-book may be portable, but you still can't take it into the bath with you.
  • And maybe then, and only then, will we design e-books that offer something better than paper.
  • Like the e-books, the audio books come with some material of questionable value, which will not be mentioned.

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Syllabification: e-book

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