Meaning of octavo

oc•ta•vo

Pronunciation: (ok-tā'vō, -tä'-), [key]
— n., pl. adj. -vos
—n.
  1. a book size of about 6 × 9 in. (16 × 23 cm), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 8 leaves or 16 pages. Symbol: 8vo, 8°
  2. a book of this size.
—adj.
  1. in octavo.
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