nonet

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Etymology[edit]

Italian nonetto, from nono, ninth

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nonet (plural nonets)

  1. (music) a composition written for nine instruments or nine voices
    • 1955 January 15, The Saturday Review, Recordings Reports: Jazz On LPs, page 38:
      The small-group sides are the best, with the nonet in particular coming through as a sparkling unit that deserves an LP to itself.
  2. a group of nine nuclear or subatomic particles
  3. (computing) A byte of nine bits.
    • 2005, Mark R. Crispin, RFC 4042: UTF-9 and UTF-18
      The 9-bit nonet is a much more sensible representation.

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