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 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.]


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.


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.


A thing of little or no value.


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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