Definition of octal in English: octal
adjective Relating to or using a system of numerical notation that has 8 rather than 10 as a base.
Example sentences
‘To use an access server, you'll need an octal cable.’ ‘All he needs is an octal cable to connect his AS to the other devices we choose to use, and he's all set.’ ‘Access servers are devices with an asynchronous port that an octal cable can connect to.’ ‘Then convert each of these groups into one octal digit.’ ‘Yellowstone, which was announced more than a year ago, uses an octal data rate to deliver data rates up to a theoretical maximum of 3.2 Gbits/s.’ noun [mass noun] The octal system; octal notation:
‘the calculation should be done in binary or octal’
More example sentences
‘Working on networks, I find there's always a need to convert between decimal, hexadecimal, octal and binary.’ ‘In addition to binary and decimal, computers can also speak in octal and hex.’ ‘About the only thing this calculator lacks is the ability to switch from decimal to hex to octal to binary.’ ‘We were taught to convert the usual base 10 into base 6 into base 4, into binary, into octal etc.’