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Meaning of SEXTODECIMO

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sex`to*dec"i*mo\, a. [L. sextus-decimus the
    sixteenth; sextus the sixth (fr. sex six) + decimus the
    tenth, from decem ten. See {-mo}.]
    Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; of, or equal to, the size
    of one fold of a sheet of printing paper when folded so as to
    make sixteen leaves, or thirty-two pages; as, a sextodecimo
    volume.
    
    
  2. \Sex`to*dec"imo\, n.; pl. {Sextodecimos}.
    A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into
    sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a
    size of a book; -- usually written 16mo, or 16[deg].
    
    
 

 

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