- of or based on the number eight
- designating an electronic tube base or its matching socket designed to hold eight equally spaced pins
Origin: oct- plush -al
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octal - Computer Definition
A numbering system that uses eight digits. It is used as a shorthand method for representing binary characters that use six-bits. Each three bits (half a character) is converted into a single octal digit. Okta is Greek for 8. Decimal Binary Octal 0 000 0 1 001 1 2 010 2 3 011 3 4 100 4 5 101 5 6 110 6 7 111 7
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