Definition of octal in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɒkt(ə)l


  • Relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 8 rather than 10 as a base.
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    • Then convert each of these groups into one octal digit.
    • Yellowstone, which was announced more than a year ago, uses an octal data rate to deliver data rates up to a theoretical maximum of 3.2 Gbits/s.
    • To use an access server, you'll need an octal cable.


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  • The octal system; octal notation: the calculation should be done in binary or octal
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    • About the only thing this calculator lacks is the ability to switch from decimal to hex to octal to binary.
    • We were taught to convert the usual base 10 into base 6 into base 4, into binary, into octal etc.
    • Working on networks, I find there's always a need to convert between decimal, hexadecimal, octal and binary.

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