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fascicle (plural fascicles)
- A bundle or cluster.
- (anatomy) A bundle of skeletal muscle fibers surrounded by connective tissue.
- (botany) A cluster of flowers or leaves, such as the bundles of the thin leaves (or needles) of pines.
- (botany) A discrete bundle of vascular tissue.
- (publishing) A discrete section of a book issued or published separately.
- Synonym: serial
- 2005, Donald E. Knuth, MMIX–A RISC Computer for the New Millennium (The Art of Computer Programming), volume 1, Addison-Wesley Professional, →ISBN, page iii:
- I was inspired to prepare fascicles like this by the example of Charles Dickens, who issued his novels in serial form; he published a dozen installments of Oliver Twist before having any idea what would become of Bill Sikes!
- 2005, Anne Burkus-Chasson, “Visual Hermeneutics and the Act of Turning the Leaf”, in Cynthia Joanne Brokaw; Kai-wing Chow, editors, Printing and Book Culture in Late Imperial China, University of California Press, →ISBN, page 371:
- The printed book appeared in a variety of forms during the course of its history in China. These included, among others, the “whirlwind” binding (xuanfeng zhuang), […] the “thread” binding (xianzhuang), a technical designation that refers to the silken or cotton filaments used to stitch together folded sheets of paper into fascicles.
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fascicle m (plural fascicles)