octet


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.
Related to octet: Octet stream

octet

1. any group of eight, esp eight singers or musicians
2. a piece of music composed for such a group
3. Prosody another word for octave (sense 2)
4. Chem a group of eight electrons forming a stable shell in an atom
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Octet

 

(1) A musical composition for eight performers, usually instrumentalists, less frequently for eight vocalists (usually with instrumental accompaniment). Among the instrumental octets, string and wind octets are encountered; more common are mixed octets, for example, Schubert’s octet for strings, clarinet, French horn, and bassoon.

(2) An ensemble of eight performers (instrumentalists or vocalists).

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

octet

[äk′tet]
(atomic physics)
A collection of eight valence electrons in an atom or ion, which form the most stable configuration of the outermost, or valence, electron shell.
(particle physics)
A multiplet of eight elementary particles, corresponding to a representation of the approximate unitary symmetry (SU3) of the strong interactions.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

octet

(jargon, networking)
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.
This article is provided by FOLDOC - Free Online Dictionary of Computing (foldoc.org)

octet

An eight-bit storage unit. In the international community, octet is the term often used instead of byte. See bitstream.
Copyright © 1981-2019 by The Computer Language Company Inc. All Rights reserved. THIS DEFINITION IS FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. All other reproduction is strictly prohibited without permission from the publisher.
References in periodicals archive ?
Obviously, [C.sub.i] for different members of the octet baryons are different.
As a continued effort to establish a robust OCTET platform for characterization of mAb biotherapeutics and associated biosimilars, a test panel is now being established to test mAb interaction/binding with FcyRI, FcyRIIa, FcyRIIb/c, FcyRIIIa, FcyRIIIb and FcRN.
The "1" consonant also manages the lesion between the sonnet's octet and sestet, where the undrowned image rises to the surface of the "low wave." With "fell" and "fall" the gap between the sonnet's two parts is both asserted and crossed: "and my tears fell.
His octet on Sunday will be flanked by two Brahms sextets.
as king makers of the Romanovs in octet 5 as a poignant presentation of
The first three octets of the address specify the origin of the network adapter or, more correctly, the organization that issued the identifier.
Like so many musical geniuses, Felix Mendelssohn was a child prodigy, producing his famous Octet at the age of sixteen.
The 303-room property is three miles from BOS, offers free wireless high-speed Internet access in all rooms, and sports an octet of meeting rooms with views of the Charles River.
The text focuses on the OCTET project, a new model of external intervention and improvement initiated by the central government in 2000 and aimed at schools in some of the most difficult socioeconomic settings in England.
The generalized perception of deja vu in the octet is employed by the speaker to explain his specific perception of deja vu in the company of his friend: "So friend, when first I looked upon your face / ...
Photius (Library 120) credits him with a large and various output; Eusebius (5.20) thought the Octet his masterpiece, quoting its "most graceful conclusion." His two major works are Against the Heresies (tr.
The Amadis Dunkel Octet, a group of eight musicians that was formed in the United States in 2001, gave a three-hour live performance at the Cultural Village to a group of Jordanian jazz fans.