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Hardcover vs. Softcover

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Hardcovernoun

A book with a rigid binding, often of cardboard or leather.

Softcoveradjective

Having covers made of paper or thin cardboard; paperback.

Hardcoveradjective

(of a book) Having a rigid binding.

Softcovernoun

(publishing) A book having such covers.

Hardcovernoun

Same as hardback n. and a.

Hardcovernoun

a book with cardboard or cloth or leather covers

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Hardcoveradjective

having a hard back or cover;

‘hardback books’;

Hardcoveradjective

(of a book) bound in stiff covers; hardback

‘hardcover and paperback editions’;

Hardcovernoun

a book bound in stiff covers; a hardback.

Hardcover

A hardcover, hard cover, or hardback (also known as hardbound, and sometimes as case-bound) book is one bound with rigid protective covers (typically of binder's board or heavy paperboard covered with buckram or other cloth, heavy paper, or occasionally leather). It has a flexible, sewn spine which allows the book to lie flat on a surface when opened.

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