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Meaning of octal

oc•tal

Pronunciation: (ok'tl), [key]
— adj.
  1. of or pertaining to the number system with base 8, employing the numerals 0 through 7.
  2. relating to or encoded in an octal system, especially for use by a digital computer.
  3. (of an electronic device) having eight pins in its base for electrical connections.
—n.
  1. octonary (def. 6).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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