Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to tutors or a tutor.
  • n. Something that provides special, often individual instruction, especially:
  • n. A book or class that provides instruction in a particular area.
  • n. Computer Science A program that provides instruction for the use of a system or of software.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a tutor; belonging to, or exercised by, a tutor.
  • n. A self-paced learning exercise; a lesson prepared so that a student can learn at their own speed, at their convenience.
  • n. Interactive class taught by a tutor to students at university or college, individually or in small groups.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a tutor; belonging to, or exercised by, a tutor.
  • n. A class{6} or short series of classes in which one or more instructors provide intensive instruction on some subject to a small group. Such short courses of instruction may be held at an institution of learning, or in any other place where a small group may desire a brief but thorough introduction to a topic.
  • n. A set of instructions on how to use a particular computer program, built into the software package itself, displayed on the computer screen, and organized in a stepwise manner so as to familiarize a new user with all of or the most important features of the program.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or exercised by a tutor or instructor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a session of intensive tuition given by a tutor to an individual or to a small number of students
  • adj. of or relating to tutors or tutoring

Etymologies

From Latin tutorius, with -ial suffix. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The tutorial is excellent and I recommend it for your edification.

    Web Teacher › New Tutorial from Project VII

  • ├é Determining proper position size, which was covered in an earlier trading tutorial, is also extremely important.

    SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles - Part 1110

  • If you missed how to make Jelly Rolls, the multiple part tutorial is located here.

    Jelly Roll Pride

  • I really hope you'll give it a try when the tutorial is done.

    Lipstick Making - Day One

  • The massage candle tutorial is totally done - in my head.

    Candles for Men - Video

  • The tutorial is free to use, and aims to help students develop Internet research skills to help with university courses in Geography.

    New Internet for Geography tutorial

  • RAIANS, job placement services job placement company job placement tests Swimsuit, sports illustrated swimsuit swimsuit models swimsuit coverups swimsuit pics swimsuit girls ms no swimsuit swimsuit contest hot swimsuit anime girls Tutorials, tutorial is a computer program designed to assist users in learning a software Baby, baby rabbit care baby care tips baby duck care baby care center baby squirrel care baby bunny care baby goat care baby care products baby turtle care

    The 2.0 Sopranos Family $1.99 on Itunes

  • I'm watching the 15-min tutorial - looks pretty impressive.

    Archive 2006-11-01

  • Bearing the importance of a common meeting ground in mind, I have decided that the tutorial is to be devoted to the close reading of a poem, that it should be in other words an opportunity for the students to encounter the poem itself (as opposed to critical writings about the poem).

    Teaching Keats's 'Ode on a Grecian Urn' in New Zealand

  • I openly sympathise and defend my handful of Muslim students who silently fume during their observance of Ramadan, when they're faced with end-of-term tutorial parties with snacks like ham-laden pizzas.

    The Guardian World News

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • There have been suggestions along these lines before (see tagging tutorial), but thus far FAQ is the most we've come up with. A tutorial would be good provided it's easy for newcomers to find: maybe a landing page for new accounts.

    Edit: see also the Wordie for Dummies list.

    January 19, 2009

  • Would a Wordie "Tutorial" page be a good idea to supplement the faq page? Some people seem to be finding it hard to figure out Wordie, probably because it is so unexpectedly simple. A few pointers might be in order. I seem to recall that when I started on Wordie, there was such a page, wasn't there?

    January 19, 2009