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Meaning of OCTAVO

Pronunciation:  âk'teyvow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves
 

OCTAVO is a 6 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: 8vo, eightvo
 
 See Also: size

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Oc*ta"vo\, n.;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].
    
    
  2. \Oc*ta"vo\, a.
    Having eight leaves to a sheet; as, an octavo form, book,
    leaf, size, etc.
    
    
 

 

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