Definitions for octetɒkˈtɛt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a company of eight singers or musicians.

    Category: Music and Dance

  2. a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.

    Category: Music and Dance

  3. octave (def. 3).

    Category: Prosody

Princeton's WordNet

  1. eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur, octad, ogdoad, octonary, octet(noun)

    the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

  2. octet, octette(noun)

    eight performers or singers who perform together

  3. octet, octette(noun)

    a set of eight similar things considered as a unit

  4. octet, octette, eightsome(noun)

    eight people considered as a unit

  5. octet, octette(noun)

    a musical composition written for eight performers


  1. octet(Noun)

    A group or set of eight of something.

  2. octet(Noun)

    A group of eight musicians performing together.

    An octet of waiters sang her "Happy Birthday".

  3. octet(Noun)

    A composition for such a group of musicians.

  4. octet(Noun)

    A byte of eight bits. Abbreviation: o

  5. octet(Noun)

    A group of three bits, representing eight possible values.

  6. Origin: From Latin octo, eight.


  1. Octet

    An octet is a unit of digital information in computing and telecommunications that consists of eight bits. The term is often used when the term byte might be ambiguous, as historically there was no standard definition for the size of the byte.

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a group of eight musicians, eight lines in a poem etc.

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