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Definition of octaves

octaves
Hidden Hid"den, p. p. & a. from Hide. Concealed; put out of view; secret; not known; mysterious. Hidden fifths or octaves (Mus.), consecutive fifths or octaves, not sounded, but suggested or implied in the parallel motion of two parts towards a fifth or an octave. Syn: Hidden, Secret, Covert. Usage: Hidden may denote either known to on one; as, a hidden disease; or intentionally concealed; as, a hidden purpose of revenge. Secret denotes that the thing is known only to the party or parties concerned; as, a secret conspiracy. Covert literally denotes what is not open or avowed; as, a covert plan; but is often applied to what we mean shall be understood, without openly expressing it; as, a covert allusion. Secret is opposed to known, and hidden to revealed. Bring to light the hidden things of darkness. --1 Cor. iv. 5. My heart, which by a secret harmony Still moves with thine, joined in connection sweet. --Milton. By what best way, Whether of open war, or covert guile, We now debate. --Milton.
Octave
Octave Oc"tave, n. [F., fr. L. octava an eighth, fr. octavus eighth, fr. octo eight. See Eight, and cf. Octavo, Utas.] 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 tones. 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.
Octave
Octave Oc"tave, a. Consisting of eight; eight. --Dryden.

Meaning of octaves from wikipedia

- number of octaves between two frequencies is given by the formula: Number of octaves = log 2 ⁡ ( f 2 f 1 ) {\displaystyle {\text{Number of octaves}}=\log...
- NASA as corresponding to the B♭ fifty-seven octaves below middle C (B♭ −53 or 3.235 fHz). There are pitch-octave notation conventions that appear similar...
- GNU Octave is software featuring a high-level programming language, primarily intended for numerical com****tions. Octave helps in solving linear and...
- (sounding two octaves above the standard treble clef) is used for the garklein (sopranissimo) recorder, whose lowest note is two octaves above middle C...
- An octave band is a frequency band that spans one octave (Play (help·info)). In this context an octave can be a factor of 2 or a factor of 100.3. 2/1...
- 3rds or 6ths." "Since the octave really represents a repetition of the same tone in a different register, if two or more octaves occur in succession, the...
- in octaves is the base-2 logarithm (binary logarithm) of the ratio: number of octaves = log 2 ⁡ ( f 2 f 1 ) {\displaystyle {\text{number of octaves}}=\log...
- (B♯) to seven octaves being 531,441 / 524,288, the Pythagorean comma. A B♯ that is three just major thirds above C is lower than the octave by an interval...
- In music, a blind octave is the alternate doubling above and below a successive scale or trill notes: "the p****age being pla****...alternately in the higher...
- that octaves automatically yield powers of two times the original frequency, since n is a multiple of 12 (12k, where k is the number of octaves up or...
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