octavo

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Octavo \Oc*ta"vo\, noun;pl. {Octavos}. [L. in octavo; in in + octavo, abl. of octavus. See {Octave}.] A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eight leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 8vo or 8[deg].

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Octavo \Oc*ta"vo\, adjective Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book, leaf, size, etc.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

octavo

noun

1: the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves [syn: {octavo}, {eightvo}, {8vo}]


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