Definition of Octants

1. Noun. (plural of octant) ¹



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Definition of Octants

1. octant [n] - See also: octant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Octants

octangular
octangularly
octanoate
octanoates
octanoic
octanoic acid
octanol
octanols
octanose
octanoses
octanoyl
octanoyl-CoA synthetase
octanoyls
octantal
octants (current term)
octaoxide
octaoxides
octapartite
octapeptide
octapeptides
octapla
octaplas
octaploidy
octapody
octaprenyl pyrophosphate synthetase
octapressin
octapus
octarchies
octarchy

Literary usage of Octants

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1. A Treatise on Astronomy for the Use of Colleges and Schools by Hugh Godfray (1886)
"The points distant 45° from these four positions are called octants. The two positions 'conjunction' and 'opposition ..."

2. A Student's Text-book of Botany by Sydney Howard Vines (1896)
"at right angles to both the preceding walls, the embryo now consisting of eight equal cells or octants. Of these octants, four belong to one half of the ..."

3. The Mechanics' Magazine, Museum, Register, Journal, and Gazette (1832)
"SEAMEN'S octants. Sir,—In the description given in the Mechanics' Magazine, No. 254, of Crow's Seaman's Octant, it is represented as being something quite ..."

4. The Descriptive Geometry and the Perspective of the Straight Line: With a by William John Meyers (1896)
"octants. The three planes, S, H, and V, divide all space into eight equal parts called octants. These are numbered similarly to the quadrants. ..."

5. Elements of Crystallography: For Students of Chemistry, Physics and Mineralogy by George Huntington Williams (1890)
"By the oblique intersections of these axial planes, however, these octants are not all similar, as in the orthorhombic system, but fall into four pairs of ..."

6. Crystallography: A Treatise on the Morphology of Crystals by Nevil Story-Maskelyne (1895)
"To each octant there will correspond three adjacent octants, which have each one axial plane in common with the original octant; ..."

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