Word of the Day
Monday, November 14, 2011

Definitions for fascicle

  1. A section of a book or set of books published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
  2. A small bundle, tight cluster, or the like.
  3. Botany. A close cluster, as of flowers or leaves.

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Citations for fascicle
Citations of passages within texts collected in the Buddhist and Daoist cannons are by fascicle and page... Robert Fort Company, Strange Writing
In 1981 R. W. Franklin published The Manuscript Books of Emily Dickinson, a manuscript edition that arranges the poems in fascicle order. Elaine Showalter, Modern America Women Writers
Origin of fascicle
Fascicle originates in the Latin word fascus meaning “a bundle or pack” and the suffix “cle” that implies a smaller version, as in particle.