[hahy-ok-teyn] /ˈhaɪˈɒk teɪn/
noting a gasoline with a relatively high octane number, characterized by high efficiency and freedom from knock.
Informal. forceful or intense; dynamic; high-powered:
high-octane efforts to obliterate the competition.
(of petrol) having a high octane number
(informal) dynamic, forceful, or intense: high-octane drive and efficiency
Forceful; energetic; high-powered, punchy: A pompous classical overture gives way to a jittery, high-octane beat and frayed guitar riffs
[1980s+; fr the octane rating of motor fuels, from about 1930]
- High-pass filter
[hahy-pas] /ˈhaɪˈpæs/ noun, Electricity, Electronics. 1. a filter that allows high-frequency electromagnetic signals to pass while rejecting or attenuating others below a specific value. noun 1. (electronics) a filter that transmits all frequencies above a specified value, substantially attenuating frequencies below this value Compare low-pass filter, band-pass filter
- High on the hog
Related Terms eat high on the hog
- High performance file system
file system (HPFS) The native file system for IBM’s OS/2. (1995-03-06)
- High performance fortran
language (HPF) A data parallel language extension to Fortran 90 which provides a portable programming interface for a wide variety of target platforms. The original HPF language specification was produced by the High Performance Fortran Forum, a broad consortium of industry and academia, which met regularly throughout 1992 and early 1993. HPF compilers are now […]