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English definition of “paperback”

paperback

noun [C]     /ˈpeɪ.pə.bæk/ US  /-pɚ-/
a book with a cover made of thin card: a best-selling paperback I'll buy some paperbacks at the airport. It will be published in paperback (= as a paperback) in March. → Compare hardback, softbackKinds of books
(Definition of paperback noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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