Octet



[ok-tet] /ɒkˈtɛt/

noun
1.
a company of eight singers or musicians.
2.
a musical composition for eight voices or instruments.
3.
Prosody. (def 4).
4.
any group of eight.
/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

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)

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