Pronunciation: /ˈɒkt ənt/ Explain

An octant is one of the eight regions into which a three dimensional rectangular coordinate system is divided by the x, y, and z planes. The octant where x, y and z are positive is called the first quadrant. The other seven quadrants are not named.

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McAdams, David E. Octant. 5/5/2011. All Math Words Encyclopedia. Life is a Story Problem LLC. http://www.allmathwords.org/en/o/octant.html.

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