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PLAYBOOK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does playbook mean? 

PLAYBOOK (noun)
  The noun PLAYBOOK has 3 senses:

1. a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)
2. a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays
3. a scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign

  Familiarity information: PLAYBOOK used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PLAYBOOK (noun)


Sense 1playbook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced (especially an American football team)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("playbook" is a kind of...):

notebook (a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda)


Sense 2playbook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

the 1963 playbook leaves out the whole first scene

Hypernyms ("playbook" is a kind of...):

book (a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together))


Sense 3playbook [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A scheme or set of strategies for conducting a business campaign or a political campaign

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

they borrowed a page from the playbook of the opposition

Hypernyms ("playbook" is a kind of...):

scheme; strategy (an elaborate and systematic plan of action)


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