octet

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From Latin octo (eight).

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  • IPA(key): /ɒkˈtɛt/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛt
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    Cardinal: eight
    Ordinal: eighth
    Latinate ordinal: octonary
    Adverbial: eight times
    Multiplier: eightfold
    Latinate multiplier: octuple
    Distributive: octuply
    Collective: eightsome
    Multiuse collective: octuplet
    Greek or Latinate collective: octad
    Greek collective prefix: octo-, octa-
    Latinate collective prefix: octo-
    Fractional: eighth
    Latinate fractional prefix: octant-
    Elemental: octuplet
    Greek prefix: ogdo-
    Number of musicians: octet
    Number of years: octennium

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octet (plural octets)

  1. A group or set of eight of something.
    Synonyms: octad, octonary, (chiefly Greek and Egyptian contexts) ogdoad, (particularly babies) octuplet, (8-day week) nundine
  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
    Synonym: byte
  5. (computing, rare) A group of three bits, representing any of 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), octet
    Synonym: (abbreviation) o

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octet m (plural octeți)

  1. (computing) byte (of eight bits)

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