oc·​tal | \ ˈäk-tᵊl How to pronounce octal (audio) \

Definition of octal

: of, relating to, or being a number system with a base of eight

Examples of octal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To clean things up, a final sequence was entered: VERB 21 ENTER, NOUN 1 ENTER, 1010 ENTER, 77 ENTER Reversing the first step in the hack, MODREG was set back to 77 octal (63 decimal). Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, 30 Jan. 2020 The crew entered: VERB 11 ENTER, NOUN 10 ENTER, 30 ENTER VERB 11 was a request to monitor octal data in the first of the DSKY's three display registers. Frank O’brien, Ars Technica, 30 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of octal

1801, in the meaning defined above

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“Octal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octal. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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