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- n. Any of the quantiles which divide an ordered sample population into eight equally numerous subsets.
- n. A subset thus obtained.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Same as octant, 2.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In astronomy, same as octant, 2.
- n. In statistics, a group containing one eighth of the total number of observations or of observed objects arranged upon a curve of frequency: usually marked off, as upper and lower octiles, to right and left of the abscissal points which bound the upper and lower quartiles.
- Said of the aspect of two planets distant 45° from one another.
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