from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun The division of a prose piece into lines of fixed length or into lines whose lengths correspond to the natural divisions of sense, as in manuscripts written before the adoption of punctuation.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In paleography, measurement of manuscripts by lines of fixed or average length; also, an edition or a list containing or stating such measurement.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun Measurement of books by the number of lines which they contain.
- noun Division of the text of a book into lines; especially, the division of the text of books into lines accommodated to the sense, -- a method of writing manuscripts used before punctuation was adopted.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The
measurementof booksin terms of how many linesof textthey contain.
- noun The
divisionof the text of a book into lines; a method of writing manuscriptsused before punctuationwas adopted.
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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He is likewise of importance in Biblical stichometry.
Until the middle of the fourth century there had appeared but one Latin Father for the spiritual reading of the educated Latin Christian, and it is natural that the stichometry, edited (perhaps semi-officially) under
The stichometry of the "Codex Claromontanus" (photograph in Vigouroux,