Science / Chemistry / Soap: A salt of a fatty acid. For example, sodium stearate is a soap made by neutralizing stearic acid. Commercial soaps are mixtures of fatty acid salts.

Sunflower Oil Assistance Program (SOAP)

Business / Agriculture / Sunflower Oil Assistance Program (SOAP): Along with the Cottonseed Oil Assistance Program (COAP), SOAP was one of two programs under which bonuses were awarded to exporters of U.S. vegetable oil to assist in exports to targeted markets. The MORE

Multiple-Camera Production

Technology / Television (TV) / Multiple-Camera Production: A mode of production unique to television wherein two or more cameras are used to record the scene, enabling simultaneous and/or post-production editing. The mode used in most sitcoms and all soap ope MORE

Narrative Enigma

Technology / Television (TV) / Narrative Enigma: A question that underpins a story and will (in classical films) or will not (in soap opera) be answered at the conclusion. MORE


Life Style / Painting / Scrubbability: The ability of a paint film to withstand scrubbing and cleaning with water, soap and other household cleaning agents. MORE

Sodium (Na)

Science / Periodic Table of Elements / Sodium (Na): Atomic number: 11, Atomic mass: 22.98977 g.mol -1, Electronegativity: 0.9, Density: 0.97 -3 at 20 °C, Melting point: 97.5 °C, Boiling point: 883 °C, Vanderwaals radius: 0.196 nm, Ionic radius: MORE

Screen Time

Technology / Television (TV) / Screen Time: The duration of a program--which is normally shorter than the time represented in the program's narrative (that is, its story time). E.g., the story time of one soap opera episode is typically a day o MORE