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1. One of the books in a work of several volumes.
2. A book, especially a large or scholarly one.
1. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a large weighty book
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) one of the several volumes of a work
[C16: from French, from Latin tomus section of larger work, from Greek tomos a slice, from temnein to cut; related to Latin tondēre to shear]
1. a book, esp. a very heavy, large, or learned book.
2. a volume forming a part of a larger work.
[1510–20; < French < Latin tomus < Greek tómos slice, piece, papyrus roll, derivative of témnein to cut]
a combining form with the meanings “cutting instrument” (microtome), “segment, somite” (dermatome).
[< Greek -tomos -cutting]
tome- Comes from Greek tomos, "roll of papyrus," and was originally a word for one volume of a larger work.
See also related terms for papyrus.
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book - a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); "I am reading a good book on economics"