Sextodecimo definition

sĕkstō-dĕsə-mō
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The page size of a book composed of printer's sheets folded into 16 leaves or 32 pages.
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A book composed of sextodecimo pages.
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(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").
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(printing) A book consisting of pages of that size.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
sextodecimo
Plural:
sextodecimos

Origin of sextodecimo

  • Latin sextōdecimō ablative of sextusdecimus one sixteenth sextus sixth s(w)eks in Indo-European roots decimus tenth (from decem ten dekm̥ in Indo-European roots)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin ablative of sextusdecimus (“sixteenth")

    From Wiktionary