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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not bound between hard covers: softcover books; a softcover edition.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having covers made of paper or thin cardboard; paperback.
  • n. A book having such covers.

Etymologies

soft +‎ cover (Wiktionary)

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