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  • adj. Having the sort of flexible binding characteristic of a paperback book.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. same as paperback.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having the back made or as if made of paper; hence, weak; flimsy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of books) having a flexible binding


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