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oc·tane

 (ŏk′tān′)
n.
1. Any of various isomeric alkanes with the formula C8H18, found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent.
2. An octane number.
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octane

(ˈɒkteɪn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a liquid alkane hydrocarbon found in petroleum and existing in 18 isomeric forms, esp the isomer n-octane. Formula: C8H18. See also isooctane
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oc•tane

(ˈɒk teɪn)

n.
any of 18 isomeric saturated hydrocarbons having the formula C8H18, some of which are obtained in the distillation of petroleum.
[1870–75; < Latin oct(ō) or Greek oct(ṓ) eight + -ane]
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oc·tane

(ŏk′tān′)
Any of several hydrocarbon compounds having the formula C8H18. Octane is commonly added to gasoline to prevent uneven burning of fuel in internal-combustion engines.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.octane - any isomeric saturated hydrocarbon found in petroleum and used as a fuel and solvent
hydrocarbon - an organic compound containing only carbon and hydrogen
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Translations
Octan
oktaani
oktan
oktan

octane

[ˈɒkteɪn]
A. Noctano m
B. CPD octane number, octane rating Ngrado m octánico
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octane

[ˈɒkteɪn] noctane m
high-octane petrol (British)essence f à indice d'octane élevé
high-octane gas (US)essence f à indice d'octane élevé
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octane

nOktan nt; high-octane fuelBenzin ntmit hoher Oktanzahl
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octane

[ˈɒkteɪn]
1. nottano
2. adj high-octane petrol, (Am) high-octane gasbenzina ad alto numero di ottani
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References in periodicals archive ?
Paraffins, such as hexane (C6H14), and octane (C8H18)