- a unit used in meteorology to measure cloud cover, equivalent to a cloud cover of one eighth of the sky
Word Origin for okta
C20: from Greek okta-, oktō eight
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Historical Examples of okta
There he was compelled to kneel before Okta, the successor of Genghis.The Story of Russia
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