What does octet mean?

Definitions for octetɒkˈtɛt

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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(n.)

    A group of eight singers or eight musicians.

  2. Origin: [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L. duo. See Octave.]


  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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of octet in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of octet in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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