First attested in 1922; probably formed as octav(e) + -ation, but compare octavate.
"octavation." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 18 December 2018. <https://www.yourdictionary.com/octavation>.
octavation. (n.d.). Retrieved December 18th, 2018, from https://www.yourdictionary.com/octavation
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