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octet

[ok-tet] /ɒkˈtɛt/
noun
1.
a company of eight singers or musicians.
2.
a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.
3.
Prosody, octave (def 4).
4.
any group of eight.
Origin of octet
1860-1865
1860-65; oct- + -et, as in duet
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octet

/ɒkˈtɛt/
noun
1.
any group of eight, esp eight singers or musicians
2.
a piece of music composed for such a group
3.
(prosody) another word for octave (sense 2)
4.
(chem) a group of eight electrons forming a stable shell in an atom
Also (for senses 1, 2, 3) octette
Word Origin
C19: from Latin octo eight, on the model of duet
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octet in Technology

jargon, networking
Eight bits. This term is used in networking, in preference to byte, because some systems use the term "byte" for things that are not 8 bits long.
(1995-03-03)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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