Pronunciation: (ok'tu-ner"ē), [key]
—adj., n., pl. -nar•ies.
1. pertaining to the number 8.
2. consisting of eight.
3. proceeding by eight.
4. octal (def. 1).
1. a group of eight; an ogdoad.
2. Also,octal. Pros.a stanza of eight lines.
3. a number in an octonary system.
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