First attested in 1922; probably formed as octav(e) + -ation, but compare octavate.
"octavation." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 16 September 2018. <http://www.yourdictionary.com/octavation>.
octavation. (n.d.). Retrieved September 16th, 2018, from http://www.yourdictionary.com/octavation
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