okta


okta
   a unit of proportion equal to 1/8, used in meteorology to record the fraction of the sky covered by clouds. For example, if half the sky is cloud-covered, the coverage is reported to be 4 oktas. The name of the unit comes from the Greek numeral 8, okto. It was coined to provide a word meaning "eighth" in all languages.

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  • okta — [ ɒktə] noun (plural same or oktas) Meteorology a unit used in expressing the extent of cloud cover, equal to one eighth of the sky. Origin 1950s: alt. of octa …   English new terms dictionary

  • ốkta — ओक्त …   Indonesian dictionary


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