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Meaning of OCTET

Pronunciation:  âk'tet

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a musical composition written for eight performers
  2. [n]  eight people considered as a unit
  3. [n]  a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
  4. [n]  eight performers or singers who perform together
  5. [n]  the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

OCTET is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 Synonyms: 8, eight, eighter, eighter from Decatur, eightsome, octad, octette, octette, octonary, ogdoad, VIII
 See Also: assemblage, composition, digit, figure, gathering, musical composition, musical group, musical organisation, musical organization, opus, piece, piece of music, set



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Oc*tet"\, n. [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L.
duo. See {Octave}.] (Mus.)
A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo
instruments or voices.

Computing Dictionary

Eight bits. This term is used in networking, in preference to byte, because some systems use the term "byte" for things that are not 8 bits long.

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