AskDefine | Define octavo

Dictionary Definition

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

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  1. In the context of "paper|prinitng": A sheet of paper 7 to 10 inches high and 4.5 to 6 inches wide, the size varying with the large original sheet used to create it. Made by folding the original sheet three times to produce eight leaves.
  2. A book of octavo pages.


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From octavus.


  1. eighth


  1. eighth

Extensive Definition

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