Definition of folio noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈfəʊliəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈfoʊlioʊ//
    (pl. folios) Parts of a book
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  1. 1a book made with large sheets of paper, especially as used in early printing a folio edition
  2. 2(specialist) a single sheet of paper from a book See related entries: Parts of a book
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin, ablative of folium ‘leaf’, in medieval Latin used in references to mean ‘on leaf so-and-so’. The original sense of in folio (from Italian in foglio) was ‘in the form of a full-sized sheet or leaf folded once’ (designating the largest size of book).
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