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Etymology

From Latin octo, eight.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
octet

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octet ({{{1}}})
  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.

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Translations

byte of eight bits See byte

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

octet m (plural octets)

  1. byte (of eight bits)

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