How-to meaning

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Offering practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity.
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Something, such as a book or learning situation, that provides practical advice and detailed instruction in an activity.

She read a how-to on plumbing. The weekend was a real how-to for would-be campers.

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(informal) Giving elementary instruction in some handicraft, hobby, etc.

A how-to book.

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Alternative spelling of how-to.
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That gives advice or instruction on a particular topic.
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Practical advice on a particular subject.
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