The correct term for a 8-bit byte (byte being platform specific). Also the term for one of the 4 segments that form an ip address.

Oc*tet" (?), n. [From L. octo eight, like E. duet, fr.L.duo. See Octave.] Mus.

A composition for eight parts, usually for eight solo instruments or voices.


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