a) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into eighteenths (3.5"-4.5" x 4.9"-5.9").
b) A book consisting of pages of that size.
Syn: 18mo, eighteenmo, 18°, T

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  • Octodecimo — Oc todec i*mo, a. [L. octodecim eighteen. See {Octavo}, {Decimal}, and { mo}.] Having eighteen leaves to a sheet; as, an octodecimo form, book, leaf, size, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octodecimo — or 18 mo [äk΄tō des′ə mō΄] n. pl. octodecimos [< L (in) octodecimo, (in) eighteen, abl. of octodecimus, eighteenth] 1. a page size (about 4 by 6 1/ 2 in), 1/ 18 of a printer s sheet 2. a book with pages of this size: Also called eighteenmo,… …   English World dictionary

  • Octodecimo — Oc to*dec i*mo, n.; pl. {Octodecimos}. A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eighteen leaves; hence; indicating more or less definitely a size of book, whose sheets are so folded; usually written 18mo or 18[deg], and called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • octodecimo — /ok teuh des euh moh /, n., pl. octodecimos for 2, adj. n. 1. a book size of about 4 × 6 1/4 in. (10 × 16 cm), determined by printing on sheets folded to form 18 leaves or 36 pages. Symbol: 18mo, 18° 2. a book of this size. adj. 3. in octodecimo …   Universalium

  • octodecimo — /ɒktoʊˈdɛsəmoʊ/ (say oktoh desuhmoh) noun (plural octodecimos) 1. a book size determined by printing on sheets folded to form eighteen leaves or thirty six pages; eighteenmo. Abbrev.: 18mo, 18° –adjective 2. in octodecimo. {New Latin in… …  

  • octodecimo — adj. in octodecimo, having 18 leaves oc·to·dec·i·mo || ‚ɑktəʊ desɪməʊ /‚ɒk n. book composed of sheets folded into 18 leaves or 36 pages, 4 X 6 1/2 inch book with 18 pages …   English contemporary dictionary

  • octodecimo — [ˌɒktəʊ dɛsɪməʊ] noun (plural octodecimos) a size of book page resulting from folding each printed sheet into eighteen leaves (thirty six pages). Origin C19: from L. in octodecimo in an eighteenth , from octodecimus eighteenth …   English new terms dictionary

  • octodecimo —   n. book size.    ♦ demy octodecimo, 5 3/ 4 x 3 3/ 4 in (abbr. 18mo.) …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • octodecimo — n. (pl. os) 1 a size of book or page given by folding a standard sheet into eighteen leaves. 2 a book or sheet of this size. Etymology: in octodecimo f. L octodecimus eighteenth …   Useful english dictionary

  • octodecimo — oc·to·dec·i·mo …   English syllables

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