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  5  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Soda  \So"da\,  n.  [It.,  soda,  in  OIt.,  ashes  used  in  making 
  glass,  fr  L.  solida,  fem.  of  solidus  solid;  solida  having 
  probably  been  a  name  of  glasswort.  See  {Solid}.]  (Chem.) 
  a  Sodium  oxide  or  hydroxide. 
  b  Popularly,  sodium  carbonate  or  bicarbonate. 
  {Caustic  soda},  sodium  hydroxide. 
  {Cooking  soda},  sodium  bicarbonate.  [Colloq.] 
  {Sal  soda}.  See  {Sodium  carbonate},  under  {Sodium}. 
  {Soda  alum}  (Min.),  a  mineral  consisting  of  the  hydrous 
  sulphate  of  alumina  and  soda. 
  {Soda  ash},  crude  sodium  carbonate;  --  so  called  because 
  formerly  obtained  from  the  ashes  of  sea  plants  and  certain 
  other  plants,  as  saltwort  ({Salsola}).  See  under  {Sodium}. 
  {Soda  fountain},  an  apparatus  for  drawing  soda  water,  fitted 
  with  delivery  tube,  faucets,  etc 
  {Soda  lye},  a  lye  consisting  essentially  of  a  solution  of 
  sodium  hydroxide,  used  in  soap  making. 
  {Soda  niter}.  See  {Nitratine}. 
  {Soda  salts},  salts  having  sodium  for  the  base;  specifically, 
  sodium  sulphate  or  Glauber's  salts. 
  {Soda  waste},  the  waste  material,  consisting  chiefly  of 
  calcium  hydroxide  and  sulphide,  which  accumulates  as  a 
  useless  residue  or  side  product  in  the  ordinary  Leblanc 
  process  of  soda  manufacture;  --  called  also  {alkali 
  {Soda  water},  originally,  a  beverage  consisting  of  a  weak 
  solution  of  sodium  bicarbonate,  with  some  acid  to  cause 
  effervescence;  now  in  common  usage,  a  beverage  consisting 
  of  water  highly  charged  with  carbon  dioxide  (carbonic 
  acid).  Fruit  sirups,  cream,  etc.,  are  usually  added  to 
  give  flavor.  See  {Carbonic  acid},  under  {Carbonic}. 
  {Washing  soda},  sodium  carbonate.  [Colloq.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Sodium  \So"di*um\,  n.  [NL.,  fr.E.  soda.]  (Chem.) 
  A  common  metallic  element  of  the  alkali  group  in  nature 
  always  occuring  combined,  as  in  common  salt,  in  albite,  etc 
  It  is  isolated  as  a  soft,  waxy,  white,  unstable  metal,  so 
  readily  oxidized  that  it  combines  violently  with  water,  and 
  to  be  preserved  must  be  kept  under  petroleum  or  some  similar 
  liquid.  Sodium  is  used  combined  in  many  salts,  in  the  free 
  state  as  a  reducer,  and  as  a  means  of  obtaining  other  metals 
  (as  magnesium  and  aluminium)  is  an  important  commercial 
  product.  Symbol  Na  (Natrium).  Atomic  weight  23.  Specific 
  gravity  0.97. 
  {Sodium  amalgam},  an  alloy  of  sodium  and  mercury,  usually 
  produced  as  a  gray  metallic  crystalline  substance,  which 
  is  used  as  a  reducing  agent,  and  otherwise. 
  {Sodium  bicarbonate},  a  white  crystalline  substance, 
  {HNaCO3},  with  a  slight  alkaline  taste  resembling  that  of 
  sodium  carbonate.  It  is  found  in  many  mineral  springs  and 
  also  produced  artificially,.  It  is  used  in  cookery,  in 
  baking  powders,  and  as  a  source  of  carbonic  acid  gas 
  (carbon  dioxide)  for  soda  water.  Called  also  {cooking 
  soda},  {saleratus},  and  technically,  {acid  sodium 
  carbonate},  {primary  sodium  carbonate},  {sodium 
  dicarbonate},  etc 
  {Sodium  carbonate},  a  white  crystalline  substance, 
  {Na2CO3.10H2O},  having  a  cooling  alkaline  taste,  found  in 
  the  ashes  of  many  plants,  and  produced  artifically  in 
  large  quantities  from  common  salt.  It  is  used  in  making 
  soap,  glass,  paper,  etc.,  and  as  alkaline  agent  in  many 
  chemical  industries.  Called  also  {sal  soda},  {washing 
  soda},  or  {soda}.  Cf  {Sodium  bicarbonate},  above  and 
  {Sodium  chloride},  common,  or  table,  salt,  {NaCl}. 
  {Sodium  hydroxide},  a  white  opaque  brittle  solid,  {NaOH}, 
  having  a  fibrous  structure,  produced  by  the  action  of 
  quicklime,  or  of  calcium  hydrate  (milk  of  lime),  on  sodium 
  carbonate.  It  is  a  strong  alkali,  and  is  used  in  the 
  manufacture  of  soap,  in  making  wood  pulp  for  paper,  etc 
  Called  also  {sodium  hydrate},  and  {caustic  soda}.  By 
  extension,  a  solution  of  sodium  hydroxide. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  sodium  salt  of  carbonic  acid;  used  in  making  soap  powders 
  and  glass  and  paper  [syn:  {sodium  carbonate},  {washing 
  soda},  {sal  soda},  {soda  ash}] 
  2:  a  sweet  drink  containing  carbonated  water  and  flavoring;  "in 
  New  England  they  call  sodas  tonics"  [syn:  {pop},  {soda  pop}, 
  {soda  water},  {tonic}] 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  Symbolic  Optimum  DEUCE  Assembly  Program. 
  The  symbolic  {assembler}  for  a  {one-level  storage}  {virtual 
  machine}  for  the  {English  ELectric}  {DEUCE}. 
  ["SODA  Manual  of  Operation",  R.  C.  Brigham  and  C.  G.  Bell, 
  School  of  Elec  Eng,  U  New  S  Wales,  Sydney,  NSW  (1958)]. 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
  System  Optimization  and  Design  Algorithm 

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