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OCTET

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does octet mean? 

OCTET (noun)
  The noun OCTET has 5 senses:

1. the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
2. eight performers or singers who perform together
3. a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
4. eight people considered as a unit
5. a musical composition written for eight performers

  Familiarity information: OCTET used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


OCTET (noun)


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Meaning:

The cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

ogdoad; octonary; octet; octad; eighter from Decatur; eighter; eight; 8; VIII

Hypernyms ("octet" is a kind of...):

digit; figure (one of the elements that collectively form a system of numeration)


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Meaning:

Eight performers or singers who perform together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

octette; octet

Hypernyms ("octet" is a kind of...):

musical group; musical organisation; musical organization (an organization of musicians who perform together)


Sense 3octet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A set of eight similar things considered as a unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

octette; octet

Hypernyms ("octet" is a kind of...):

set (a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used)


Sense 4octet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Eight people considered as a unit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

eightsome; octette; octet

Hypernyms ("octet" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)


Sense 5octet [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A musical composition written for eight performers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

octette; octet

Hypernyms ("octet" is a kind of...):

composition; musical composition; opus; piece; piece of music (a musical work that has been created)


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