octet

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From Latin octo, eight.

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octet (plural octets)

  1. A group or set of eight of something.
  2. (music) A group of eight musicians performing together.
    An octet of waiters sang her "Happy Birthday".
  3. (music) A composition for such a group of musicians.
  4. (computing) A byte of eight bits. Abbreviation: o
  5. (computing, rare) A group of three bits, representing eight possible values.
    • 2003, Nitesh Dhanjani, Linux and UNIX security portable reference
      This is done by breaking down each set of permissions (user, group, and other) to represent an octet.

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octet m (plural octets)

  1. (computing) byte (of eight bits)

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  • o (abbreviation)

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