[ok-tuh-hee-druh n] /ˌɒk təˈhi drən/
noun, plural octahedrons, octahedra
[ok-tuh-hee-druh] /ˌɒk təˈhi drə/ (Show IPA)
a solid figure having eight faces.
noun (pl) -drons, -dra (-drə)
a solid figure having eight plane faces
1560s, from Greek oktahedron, neuter of oktahedros “eight-sided,” from okta- “eight” (see octa-) + hedra “seat” (see sedentary). Related: Octahedral.
Plural octahedrons or octahedra
A polyhedron that has eight faces.
[ok-tl] /ˈɒk tl/ adjective 1. Also, octonary. of or relating to the number system with base 8, employing the numerals 0 through 7. 2. relating to or encoded in an octal system, especially for use by a digital computer. 3. (of an electronic device) having eight pins in its base for electrical connections. noun 4. […]
- Octal forty
jargon Jargon for “I’m drawing a blank.”, I can’t work it out. Octal 40 (decimal 32) is the ASCII code for space character. By an odd coincidence, hex 40 is the EBCDIC space character. [Jargon File] (1995-03-06)
- Octal notation
/ˈɒktəl/ noun 1. a number system having a base 8: often used in computing, one octal digit being equivalent to a group of three bits
[ok-tuh-mer] /ˈɒk tə mər/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. an eight-molecule complex.