Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A group or sequence of eight.

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  • n. a group of eight things

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An atom or radical which has a valence of eight, or is octavalent.
  • n. A group of eight things.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having balance equal to that of eight monad atoms, as platinum in the double chlorid of platinum and potassium (K2PtCl6).
  • n. A system or series of eight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

Etymologies

Greek oktas, oktad-, from oktō, eight; see oktō(u) in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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