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**"Octal number system"**A base-8 number system.

A number system based on powers of eight. This system is used extensively in computer work.

A representation of values or quantities with octal numbers. The octal number system uses eight digits: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, with each position in an octal numeral representing a power of 8. The octal system is used in computing as a simple means of expressing binary quantities.