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Definition of the noun 32mo

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  1. [context: paper] [abbreviation] of thirty-twomo; a size of paper cut from standard uncut free sheets, corresponding to such a sheet folded into thirty-two leaves, yielding sixty-four pages when printed on both sides. Page size is dependent on the size of sheet used, with the largest standard size, Atlas (36" by 26") yielding a page size of 6-1/2" by 4-1/2".
  2. [printing] A book with leaves of such size, about the size of a contemporary trade paperback.


32mo a.k.a. thirtytwomo: A book format consisting, traditionally, of a sheet of paper cut, folded, and inset into a gathering so that there are 32 leaves and 64 pages. In modern practice, a book size around 4.75 x 3 inches.

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