A book or manuscript of the next size smaller than an duodecimo. Sextodecimo is abbreviated 16mo, sometimes pronounced "sixteen-mo." The next smaller size is vicesimo-quarto. Also see bookbinding, folio, quarto, signature, tricesimo-segundo.

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  • Sextodecimo — Sex to*dec i*mo, a. [L. sextus decimus the sixteenth; sextus the sixth (fr. sex six) + decimus the tenth, from decem ten. See { mo}.] Having sixteen leaves to a sheet; of, or equal to, the size of one fold of a sheet of printing paper when folded …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sextodecimo — [seks΄tō des′ə mō΄] n. pl. sextodecimos [< L (in) sextodecimo, (in) sixteen, abl. of sextusdecimus, sixteenth] SIXTEENMO …   English World dictionary

  • Sextodecimo — Sex to*dec imo, n.; pl. {Sextodecimos}. A book composed of sheets each of which is folded into sixteen leaves; hence, indicating, more or less definitely, a size of a book; usually written 16mo, or 16[deg]. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sextodecimo — /sek stoh des euh moh /, n., pl. sextodecimos, adj. Print. n. 1. sixteenmo (def. 1). adj. 2. sixteenmo (def. 3). [1680 90; < L sextodecimo, abl. sing. of sextusdecimus sixteenth] * * * …   Universalium

  • sextodecimo — sex•to•dec•i•mo [[t]ˌsɛk stoʊˈdɛs əˌmoʊ[/t]] n. pl. mos pri sixteenmo 1) • Etymology: 1680–90; < L sextōdecimō, abl. sing. of sextusdecimus sixteenth …   From formal English to slang

  • sextodecimo — /sɛkstoʊˈdɛsəmoʊ/ (say sekstoh desuhmoh) noun (plural sextodecimos) 1. a volume printed from sheets folded to form 16 leaves or 32 pages. Abbrev.: 16mo or 16° –adjective 2. in sextodecimo. Also, sixteenmo. {Latin, ablative singular of… …  

  • sextodecimo — noun (plural mos) Etymology: Latin, ablative of sextus decimus sixteenth, from sextus sixth + decimus tenth more at dime Date: 1688 sixteenmo …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sextodecimo — noun a) A size of a sheet of paper resulting from folding and cutting a sheet of paper into sixteenths (3.25 5 x 5 6.25 ). b) A book consisting of pages of that size. Syn: 16mo, sixteenmo, 16°, S …   Wiktionary

  • sextodecimo — sex·to·dec·i·mo || ‚sekstəʊ desɪməʊ n. page size of a book made up of sheets folded into 16 leaves (32 pages); book that consists of sheets where each sheet is folded into six leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sextodecimo — [ˌsɛkstə(ʊ) dɛsɪməʊ] (abbrev.: 16mo) noun (plural sextodecimos) a size of book page that results from folding each printed sheet into sixteen leaves (thirty two pages). Origin C17: from L. sexto decimo, ablative of sextus decimus sixteenth …   English new terms dictionary

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