Definition of Octal

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to a number system having 8 as its base. "An octal digit"




Definition of Octal

1. Noun. (arithmetic computing uncountable) The number system that uses the eight digits 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. ¹

2. Adjective. (arithmetic computing) Concerning numbers expressed in octal or mathematical calculations performed using octal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Octal

1. pertaining to a number system with a base of eight [adj]

Octal Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octal

octagonal
octagonally
octagons
octagynous
octahedra
octahedral
octahedrality
octahedrally
octahedrite
octahedron
octahedrons
octahydrate
octahydrates
octahydroxyanthraquinone
octakis-
octal (current term)
octal digit
octal notation
octal number system
octal numeration system
octalogy
octaloop
octaloops
octals
octamer
octamer binding protein
octamer motif
octameric
octamerous
octamers

Literary usage of Octal

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1. Recreations in Agriculture, Natural-history, Arts, and Miscellaneous Literature by James Anderson (1803)
"On octal Arithmetic. In the view of departing as little as ... as to make no sensible difference, and it would be reduced at once to the octal system. ..."

2. New Ideals in the Planning of Cities, Towns and Villages by John Nolen (1919)
"... CENTER Recreation centers provide splendid facilities for gatherings and stimulate community cooperation and a spirit of neighborliness •octal 12. ..."

3. The Works of John Moore, M. D.: With Memoirs of His Life and Writings by John Moore (1820)
"octal, r 2. I heard sometime since that the duke of Rochefoucault was assassinated as he was going from his house in Normandy to the waters of Forge, ..."

4. SAS(R) 9.1.3 Language Reference:: Dictionary, Fifth Edition, Volumes 1-4 by SAS Institute (2006)
"Informat Converts octal data to character data Category: Character Syntax ... Because one digit of octal data represents three bits of binary information, ..."

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