- octane number,
- octanedioic acid,
- octanoic acid
Origin of octane
Examples from the Web for octane
Less than 10 years later octane ratings had increased to over 100, putting the diesel at a further disadvantage.The First Airplane Diesel Engine: Packard Model DR-980 of 1928|Robert B. Meyer
hydrocarbon of the methane series, 1872, coined from octo- (see octa-) + -ane; so called because it has eight carbon atoms. A fuel's octane rating, in reference to its anti-knocking quality, is attested from 1932.