- The definition of a folio is a large sheet of paper folded in the middle, or a large book containing sheets of paper.
- A folder which can protect papers inside is an example of a folio.
- A piece of paper folded over and forming four pages in a book is an example of a folio.
- Bookkeeping a page of a ledger, or facing pages with the same number
- Law a set number of words (100 in the U.S., 72 or 90 in England) considered as a unit of measuring the length of a legal or official document
- a large sheet of paper folded once, so that it forms two leaves, or four pages, of a book, manuscript, etc.
- a large size of book, about 12 by 15 inches, made of sheets folded in this way
- a leaf of a manuscript, book, etc. numbered on only one side
- the number of a page in a book, etc.
Origin of folioMiddle English ; from Classical Latin (in) folio, (in) a sheet, ablative of folium, a leaf (in Late Latin leaf of paper): see foliate
- a. A large sheet of paper folded once in the middle, making two leaves or four pages of a book or manuscript.b. A book or manuscript of the largest common size, usually about 38 centimeters (15 inches) in height, consisting of such folded sheets.
- a. A leaf of a book numbered only on the front side.b. A number on such a leaf.c. A page number.
- Law A specific number of words used as a unit for measuring the length of the text of a legal document.
transitive verbfo·li·oed, fo·li·o·ing, fo·li·os
Origin of folioMiddle English, from Late Latin foliō, ablative of folium, leaf of paper, from Latin, leaf; see bhel-3 in Indo-European roots.
- A leaf of a book or manuscript.
- (paper) A sheet of paper once folded.
- (books) A book made of sheets of paper each folded once (two leaves or four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind, exceeding 30 cm in height.
- (printing) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
- A page of a book.
- (accounting) a page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
- (law, dated, 19th century, early, 20th century) A leaf containing a certain number of words, hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
(third-person singular simple present folios, present participle folioing, simple past and past participle folioed)
- To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.
folio - Computer Definition
(1) Text management software for the professional reference publishing market from Fast Search & Transfer, Oslo, Norway and Boston, MA (www.fastsearch.com). Known as FAST Folio since its acquisition in 2004 from NextPage, Inc., it provides storage, retrieval and hypertext capability for text databases and can import text from over 40 file formats. Folio search capabilities are geared to the kind of extensive reference material found in government regulations, case and tax law documents, insurance policies and accounting guidelines. Folio was developed by Utah-based Folio Corporation, acquired by Open Market in 1997 and NextPage, Inc. in 1999. Fast Search purchased the publishing applications business unit of NextPage in 2004, which included the Folio, LivePublish, NXT and GetSmart software products.
(2) (folio) In typography, a printed page number. For example, folio 3 could be the 27th physical page in a book. A "blind folio" is a page number accounted for in pagination but not printed on the page. These occur most frequently on blank left book pages or opening pages of a chapter or article.