road octane number


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road octane number

[¦rōd ′äk‚tān ‚nəm·bər]
(engineering)
A numerical value for automotive antiknock properties of a gasoline; determined by operating a car over a stretch of level road or on a chassis dynamometer under conditions simulating those encountered on the highway.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.