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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Text-book n.
 1. A book with wide spaces between the lines, to give room for notes.
 2. A volume, as of some classical author, on which a teacher lectures or comments; hence, any manual of instruction; a schoolbook.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : according to or characteristic of a casebook or textbook;
            typical; "a casebook schizophrenic"; "a textbook
            example" [syn: casebook]
      n : a book prepared for use in schools or colleges; "his
          economics textbook is in its tenth edition"; "the
          professor wrote the text that he assigned students to
          buy" [syn: text, text edition, schoolbook, school
          text] [ant: trade book]