Origin of sextodecimo; from Classical Latin (in) sextodecimo, (in) sixteen, ablative of sextusdecimus, sixteenth
- The page size of a book composed of printer's sheets folded into 16 leaves or 32 pages.
- A book composed of sextodecimo pages. In both senses also called sixteenmo.
Origin of sextodecimoLatin sext&omacron;decim&omacron;, ablative of sextusdecimus, one sixteenth : sextus, sixth; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots + decimus, tenth (from decem, ten; see dek&mlowring; in Indo-European roots).
- (paper, printing) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into sixteenths (3.25"-5" x 5"-6.25").
- (printing) A book consisting of pages of that size.