handbook

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Etymology[edit]

1814, from hand +‎ book, or perhaps a reintroduction of Old English handbōc "handbook", or a loan-translation of German Handbuch "handbook". Compare Dutch handboek, Danish håndbog, Swedish handbok.

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handbook (plural handbooks)

  1. A topically organized book of reference on a certain field of knowledge, disregarding the size of it.

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