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Octavo \Oc*ta"vo\, n.;pl. Octavos. [L. in octavo; in in + octavo, abl. of octavus. See Octave.] A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into eight leaves; hence, indicating more or less definitely a size of book so made; -- usually written 8vo or 8[deg].


n. (plural of octavo English)

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Above Voltaire an even greater number of small octavos and duodecimos whose labels he could not distinguish: novels, in all likelihood.