how-to

how-toer, n.
/how"tooh"/, adj., n., pl. how-tos.
adj.
1. giving or pertaining to basic instructions and directions to the layperson on the methods for doing or making something, esp. as a hobby or for practical use: a how-to book on photography.
n.
2. a set of step-by-step instructions for accomplishing a certain task or reaching a certain objective: a how-to for fixing a leaky faucet.
3. the basic principles or approach for doing something: the how-to of investing in the stock market.
[1925-30]

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