sixteenmo

sixteenmo

[siks-teen-moh]
noun, plural sixteenmos.
1.
Also called sextodecimo. a book size (about 4×6 in.; 10×15 cm) determined by printing on sheets folded to form 16 leaves or 32 pages.
2.
a book of this size. Symbol: 16mo, 16°
adjective
3.
printed, folded, or bound in sixteenmo; sextodecimo.

Origin:
1840–50; sixteen + -mo

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sixteenmo (ˈsɪksˈtiːnməʊ)
 
n , pl -mos
1.  Also called: sextodecimo, 16mo, Often written: 16° a book size resulting from folding a sheet of paper into 16 leaves or 32 pages, each one sixteenth the size of the sheet
2.  a book of this size

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