Meaning of octant
Pronunciation: (ok'tunt), [key]
- the eighth part of a circle.
- any of the eight parts into which three mutually perpendicular planes divide space.
- an instrument having an arc of 24°, used by navigators for measuring angles up to 90°.
- the position of one heavenly body when 45° distant from another.
- (cap.)the constellation Octans.
- octant (Thesaurus)