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4 definitions found
 for octet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  octet \oc*tet"\, n. [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L.
     duo. See Octave.]
     1. (Mus.) A composition for eight parts, usually for eight
        solo instruments or voices.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A group of eight singers or eight musicians.
        [PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  octet
      n 1: the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one [syn:
           eight, 8, VIII, eighter, eighter from Decatur,
           octad, ogdoad, octonary, octet]
      2: eight performers or singers who perform together [syn:
         octet, octette]
      3: a set of eight similar things considered as a unit [syn:
         octet, octette]
      4: eight people considered as a unit [syn: octet, octette,
         eightsome]
      5: a musical composition written for eight performers [syn:
         octet, octette]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  146 Moby Thesaurus words for "octet":
     Octateuch, Spenserian stanza, antistrophe, beta particle,
     bipartisanship, book, burden, canto, cathode particle, chorus,
     coaction, coadjuvancy, coadministration, coagency, cochairmanship,
     codirectorship, collaboration, collaborativeness, collectivism,
     collusion, commensalism, common effort, common enterprise,
     communalism, communism, communitarianism, community, complicity,
     concert, concord, concordance, concurrence, cooperation,
     cooperativeness, couplet, distich, duet, duettino, duo, duumvirate,
     ecumenicalism, ecumenicism, ecumenism, eight, eighter from Decatur,
     electron, electron affinity, electron cloud, electron pair,
     electron shells, electron spin, electron transfer,
     electron-positron pair, energy level, ensemble music,
     ensemble singing, envoi, epode, esprit, esprit de corps,
     excited state, extranuclear electrons, fellow feeling, fellowship,
     ground state, harmony, heptastich, hexastich, joining of forces,
     joint effort, joint operation, line, lone pair, mass action,
     measure, monostich, morale, mutual assistance, mutualism,
     mutuality, negatron, octad, octagon, octahedron, octameter,
     octastich, octastyle, octave, octavo, octonary, octosyllable,
     ogdoad, orbital electron, ottava rima, part music, part singing,
     part song, pentastich, photoelectron, polyphonic music, pooling,
     pooling of resources, pulling together, quartet, quatrain, quintet,
     reciprocity, recoil electron, refrain, rhyme royal,
     secondary electron, septet, septuor, sestet, sextet, shared pair,
     solidarity, stanza, stave, strain, strophe, subvalent electrons,
     surface-bound electron, syllable, symbiosis, synergism, synergy,
     team spirit, teamwork, tercet, terza rima, terzet, terzetto,
     tetrastich, thermion, trio, triplet, tristich, triumvirate, troika,
     united action, utas, valence electrons, valence shell, verse,
     wandering electron
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  octet
  
      Eight bits.  This term is used in
     networking, in preference to byte, because some systems use
     the term "byte" for things that are not 8 bits long.
  
     (1995-03-03)
  

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