Folio meaning

fō'lē-ō'
(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.
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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.

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A specific number of words used as a unit for measuring the length of the text of a legal document.
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To number consecutively the pages or leaves of (a book, for example).
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A page of a ledger, or facing pages with the same number.
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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.
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Having sheets folded once; of the size of a folio.
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To number the pages of (a book, etc.) consecutively; page.
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(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.
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A leaf of a book or manuscript.
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(paper) A sheet of paper once folded.
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(printing) The page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand.
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A page of a book.
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(accounting) A page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
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(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.
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To put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page.
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in folio
  • In the form or size of a folio.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

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Origin of folio

  • Middle English from Late Latin foliō ablative of folium leaf of paper from Latin leaf bhel-3 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin ablative singular form of folium (“leaf”)
    From Wiktionary