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noun book pronunciation in British English /bʊk/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a written work that is published, either as printed pages inside a cover or electronically
    a book by Nelson Mandela, entitled Long Walk to Freedom
    book about/on: I’m reading a book about American history.
    As well as being produced annually in hardback, the book is also published electronically.
    It’s so convenient to find a book online and download it.
    1. a.
      a set of printed pages fastened together inside a cover
      Please open your books at page 25.
  2. 2
    [countable] something that you write in, consisting of pages fastened together inside a cover
    Visitors to the building must sign the book.
    address/exercise book: I wrote his phone number in my address book.
  3. 4


    [plural] business records of the money that an organization or business has earned and spent
    do the books (=record the necessary information in them): Alfred’s job was to do the books at the end of each month.
    1. a.
      records of customers that use a companys services
      on someone’s books: a theatrical agency with dozens of top actors on its books


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