in chemistry, the statement that when atoms combine to form molecules they generally each lose, gain, or share valence electrons until they attain or share eight; also called Lewis rule of eight
[ok-til-yuh n] /ɒkˈtɪl yən/ noun, plural octillions (as after a numeral) octillion. 1. a cardinal number represented in the U.S. by 1 followed by 27 zeros, and in Great Britain by 1 followed by 48 zeros. adjective 2. amounting to one octillion in number. /ɒkˈtɪljən/ noun 1. (in Britain and Germany) the number represented as […]
1. variant of : octosyllabic. combining form 1. eight: octosyllabic, octagon word-forming element, before vowels oct-, from comb. form of Latin octo “eight” (see octa-). octo- or oct- or octa- pref. Eight: octan.
[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. /ɒkˈtəʊbə/ noun 1. the tenth month of the year, consisting of 31 days c.1050, from Latin October (mensis), from octo “eight,” from PIE root *octo(u)- “eight” (see eight). Eighth […]
[ok-toh-brist] /ɒkˈtoʊ brɪst/ noun 1. a member of a Russian political party that advocated constitutional monarchism: so called because it was organized after the Czar’s manifesto in October, 1905. 2. (formerly) a member of a communist organization in the Soviet Union for children ranging in age from eight to ten. /ɒkˈtəʊbrɪst/ noun 1. a member […]