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de•my



Pronunciation: (di-mī'), [key]
n.,
pl. -mies.

1. a foundation scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford: so called because such a scholar originally received half the allowance of a fellow.
2. (in England) a size of printing paper, 17½ × 22½ in. (44 × 57 cm).
3. a size of drawing or writing paper, 15½ (39 cm) or 15 × 20 in. (38 × 51 cm) in England, 16 × 21 in. (41 × 53 cm) in the U.S.
4. Also called demy' octa'vo. a size of book, about 5½ × 8¾ in. (14 × 48 cm), untrimmed. Abbr.: demy 8vo
5. Also called demy' quar'to. Chiefly Brit.a size of book, about 8¾ × 11 in. (22 × 28 cm), untrimmed. Abbr.: demy 4to

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