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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Octave  \Oc"tave\,  n.  [F.,  fr  L.  octava  an  eighth  fr  octavus 
  eighth  fr  octo  eight  See  {Eight},  and  cf  {Octavo}, 
  1.  The  eighth  day  after  a  church  festival,  the  festival  day 
  being  included;  also  the  week  following  a  church 
  festival.  ``The  octaves  of  Easter.''  --Jer.  Taylor. 
  2.  (Mus.) 
  a  The  eighth  tone  in  the  scale;  the  interval  between  one 
  and  eight  of  the  scale,  or  any  interval  of  equal 
  length;  an  interval  of  five  tones  and  two  semitones. 
  b  The  whole  diatonic  scale  itself 
  Note:  The  ratio  of  a  musical  tone  to  its  octave  above  is  1:2 
  as  regards  the  number  of  vibrations  producing  the 
  3.  (Poet.)  The  first  two  stanzas  of  a  sonnet,  consisting  of 
  four  verses  each  a  stanza  of  eight  lines. 
  With  mournful  melody  it  continued  this  octave.  --Sir 
  P.  Sidney. 
  {Double  octave}.  (Mus.)  See  under  {Double}. 
  {Octave  flute}  (Mus.),  a  small  flute,  the  tones  of  which 
  range  an  octave  higher  than  those  of  the  German  or 
  ordinary  flute;  --  called  also  {piccolo}.  See  {Piccolo}. 
  4.  A  small  cask  of  wine,  the  eighth  part  of  a  pipe. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Octave  \Oc"tave\,  a. 
  Consisting  of  eight  eight  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  feast  day  and  the  seven  days  following  it 
  2:  a  musical  interval  of  eight  tones  [syn:  {musical  octave}] 
  3:  a  rhythmic  group  of  eight  lines  of  verse 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  high-level  {interactive}  language  by  John 
  W.  Eaton,  with  help  from  many  others  like  {MATLAB},  primarily 
  intended  for  numerical  computations.  Octave  provides  a 
  convenient  {command  line  interface}  for  solving  linear  and 
  nonlinear  problems  numerically. 
  Octave  can  do  arithmetic  for  {real}  and  {complex}  {scalars} 
  and  {matrices},  solve  sets  of  nonlinear  algebraic  equations, 
  integrate  functions  over  finite  and  infinite  intervals,  and 
  integrate  systems  of  ordinary  differential  and 
  differential-algebraic  equations. 
  Octave  has  been  compiled  and  tested  with  {g++}  and  libg++  on  a 
  {SPARCstation  2}  running  {SunOS}  4.1.2,  an  {IBM}  {RS/6000} 
  running  {AIX}  3.2.5,  {DEC  Alpha}  systems  running  {OSF}/1  1.3 
  and  3.0,  a  {DECstation  5000}/240  running  {Ultrix}  4.2a,  and 
  {Intel  486}  systems  running  {Linux}.  It  should  work  on  most 
  other  {Unix}  systems  with  {g++}  and  libg++. 
  Octave  is  distributed  under  the  {GNU}  {General  Public 
  License}.  It  requires  {gnuplot},  a  {C++}  compiler  and 
  {Fortran}  compiler  or  {f2c}  translator. 
  Latest  version:  2.0.16  (released  2000-01-30),  as  of  2000-06-26. 
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  {(}  or  your  nearest  {GNU 
  archive  site}. 
  E-mail:  . 

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