Tome meaning

tōm
The definition of a tome is a large academic book.

An example of a tome is a very complex, complete physics text book.

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One of the books in a work of several volumes.
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A book, especially a large or scholarly one.
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Part; area; segment.

Dermatome.

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Cutting instrument.

Microtome.

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Any volume of a work of several volumes.
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A book, esp. a large, scholarly or ponderous one.
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Cutting instrument.

Microtome.

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Section, division.

Dermatome.

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One in a series of volumes.
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A large or scholarly book.

The professor pulled a dusty old tome from the bookshelf.

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Origin of tome

  • Gr < tomon < tomos: see tome
    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition
  • French from Latin tomus from Greek tomos a cutting, section from temnein to cut tem- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • New Latin -tomus from Greek -tomos a cutting from tomos tome
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French, from Latin tomus (“section of larger work"), from Ancient Greek τόμος (tomos, “section, roll of papyrus, volume"), from τέμνω (temnō, “I cut, separate").
    From Wiktionary