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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Latin tutorius, with -ial suffix.


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  • 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