Definition of tutorial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    tutorial

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    BrE BrE//tjuːˈtɔːriəl//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//tuːˈtɔːriəl//
     
    University life, Using a computer
     
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  1. 1a period of teaching in a university that involves discussion between an individual student or a small group of students and a tutor The total number of hours spent in lectures, tutorials and practicals varies according to the course of study. Wordfinderdegree, dissertation, education, graduate, hall of residence, lecture, major, seminar, tutorial, university See related entries: University life
  2. 2a short book or computer program that gives information on a particular subject or explains how something is done An online tutorial is provided. See related entries: Using a computer
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: from Latin tutorius (from tueri ‘to watch, guard’) + -al.Extra examples He gives one lecture and two tutorials a week. I have two tutorials today. I spent an hour or two going through the tutorial. I’ve got two tutorials today. Some sites offer step-by-step tutorials. The website provides a nice online tutorial. a tutorial on the rise of the novel Amy and I have tutorials together. I need to prepare for my tutorial. Students have to write an essay for each weekly tutorial. The total number of hours spent in lectures, tutorials and practicals varies according to the subject studied.
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