On an IRC network with *Serv services, a SOp is a Super OPerator of a channel. Super OPerators are, in a channel hierarchy, one above AOPs and one below the Founder.

See: CSOP
See also: IRCop, SA
In logic, SOP is an abbreviation for Sum of Products.

See also POS->Product of Sums.

In business, an acronym for Standard Operating Procedure, a.k.a. the rules that are (usually) made to be broken.

Sop, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sopped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Sopping.]

To steep or dip in any liquid.

 

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Sop (?), n. [OE. sop, soppe; akin to AS. span to sup, to sip, to drink, D. sop sop, G. suppe soup, Icel. soppa sop. See Sup, v. t., and cf. Soup.]

1.

Anything steeped, or dipped and softened, in any liquid; especially, something dipped in broth or liquid food, and intended to be eaten.

He it is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. John xiii. 26.

Sops in wine, quantity, inebriate more than wine itself. Bacon.

The bounded waters Should lift their bosoms higher than the shores, And make a sop of all this solid globe. Shak.

2.

Anything given to pacify; -- so called from the sop given to Cerberus, as related in mythology.

All nature is cured with a sop. L'Estrange.

3.

A thing of little or no value.

[Obs.]

P. Plowman.

Sops in wine Bot., an old name of the clove pink, alluding to its having been used to flavor wine.

Garlands of roses and sops in wine. Spenser.

-- Sops of wine Bot., an old European variety of apple, of a yellow and red color, shading to deep red; -- called also sopsavine, and red shropsavine.

 

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