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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a less common word for paperback
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(ˈpeɪ pərˌbæk)

1. a book bound in a flexible paper cover.
2. (of a book) bound in a flexible paper cover.
3. of or pertaining to paperbacks. Compare hardcover.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soft-cover - a book with paper coverssoft-cover - a book with paper covers    
book, volume - physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; "he used a large book as a doorstop"
pocket book, pocket edition, pocketbook - pocket-sized paperback book
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