octant

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A nautical octant

Etymology[edit]

From Latin octāns.

Noun[edit]

octant (plural octants)

  1. The eighth part of a circle; an arc of 45 degrees.
  2. (geometry) The eighth part of a disc; a sector of 45 degrees; half a quadrant.
  3. (nautical) An instrument for measuring angles, particularly of elevation.

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Noun[edit]

octant m (plural octanten, diminutive octantje n)

  1. octant