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oct-

1.
variant of octa- or octo- before a vowel:
octal.

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October

[ok-toh-ber] /ɒkˈtoʊ bər/
noun
1.
the tenth month of the year, containing 31 days.
Abbreviation: Oct.
2.
British. ale or beer traditionally brewed in this month.
Origin
1050
before 1050; Middle English, Old English < Latin Octōber the eighth month of the early Roman year, equivalent to octō- octo- + -ber, on the model of September, November, December; see December
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British Dictionary definitions for oct

Oct

abbreviation
1.
October

oct-

combining form
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(used before a vowel) a variant of octo-

October

/ɒkˈtəʊbə/
noun
1.
the tenth month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Word Origin
Old English, from Latin, from octo eight, since it was the eighth month in Roman reckoning
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Word Origin and History for oct

October

c.1050, from Latin October (mensis), from octo "eight," from PIE root *octo(u)- "eight" (see eight). Eighth month of the old Roman calendar (pre-46 B.C.E.), which began the year in March. For -ber see December. Replaced Old English winterfylleð. In Russian history, October Revolution (in which the Bolsheviks overthrew the Provisional Government) happened Nov. 7, but because Russia had not at that time adpoted the Gregorian calendar reform, this date was reckoned there (Old Style) as Oct. 25.

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October
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Encyclopedia Article for oct

October

10th month of the Gregorian calendar. Its name is derived from octo, Latin for "eight," an indication of its position in the early Roman calendar.

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