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quar·to / ˈkwôrtō/ (abbr.: 4to) • n. (pl. -tos) Printing a size of book page resulting from folding each printed sheet into four leaves (eight pages). ∎  a book of this size. ∎  a size of writing paper, 10 in. × 8 in. (254 × 203 mm).

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quarto size of paper produced by folding a whole sheet twice so as to form four leaves (8 pages) XVI; book made up of such paper XVII. orig. in L. phr. in quarto ‘in a fourth’ (see QUART1).

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quarto a size of book page resulting from folding each printed sheet into four leaves (eight pages). Quarto-sizes range from 15 × 11 inches (imperial quarto) to 7 × 6 (pot quarto), according to the size of the original sheet.

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