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  • Music A composition for eight voices or eight instruments.
  • Music A group of eight singers or eight instrumentalists.
  • A group of eight: "A train of heavy wagons rumbled north on the Winnipeg Trail, drawn by octets of oxen” ( Garrison Keillor).
  • See octave.
  • A set of eight valence electrons in an atom or ion, forming a stable configuration.