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(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) one part of a printed work that is published in instalments. Also called: fascicle or fasciculus
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fas•ci•cle(ˈfæs ɪ kəl)
1. a section of a book or set of books being published in installments as separate pamphlets or volumes.
2. a close cluster, as of flowers.
3. a small bundle of nerve or muscle fibers.
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Fasciculea handful, 1699. See also fascicle.
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