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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the size of a book (ca. 16 x 23 cm) whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves. The pages have about half the area of a quarto. Symbolized as 8vo, and .

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  • noun the size of a book whose pages are made by folding a sheet of paper three times to form eight leaves

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From 8vo, abbr. of octavo.]

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