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octal

[ok-tl] /ˈɒk tl/
adjective
1.
Also, octonary. of or relating to the number system with base 8, employing the numerals 0 through 7.
2.
relating to or encoded in an octal system, especially for use by a digital computer.
3.
(of an electronic device) having eight pins in its base for electrical connections.
noun
4.
octonary (def 6).
Origin of octal
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40; oct- + -al1
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octal
  (ŏk'təl)   
Relating to a number system having a base of 8. Each place in an octal number represents a power of 8. Octal notation has often been used in computer programming because three-digit binary numbers are readily converted into one-digit octal numbers from 0 to 7.
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