basic, elementary, introductory
general, standard

Do you have the standard textbook on the subject?

leading, popular
biology, economics, medical, physics, psychology, etc.
college (esp. AmE), school, university (esp. BrE)
Textbook is used with these nouns: ↑case, ↑definition, ↑example

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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

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  • 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

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