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octet

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Etymology

From Latin octo, eight.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
octet

Plural
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  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 byte of three bits.

Synonyms

  • (group of eight): octuplet, ogdoad (rare)
  • (computing: 8-bit byte): byte

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

byte of eight bits See byte

See also


French

Pronunciation

Noun

octet m (plural octets)

  1. byte (of eight bits)

Derived terms

  • exbioctet
  • gibioctet
  • gigaoctet
  • pébioctet
  • kibioctet
  • kilooctet
  • mébioctet
  • mégaoctet
  • tébioctet
  • téraoctet
  • yobioctet
  • zébioctet

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