octane

noun oc·tane \ ˈäk-ˌtān \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of octane

1 : any of several isomeric liquid alkanes C8H18

Examples of octane in a Sentence

  1. an octane rating of 90

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OCTANE Defined for English Language Learners

octane

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Definition of octane for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical in petroleum that is used to rate the quality of different kinds of gasoline


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