# Eight

**Eight** may refer to any of the following:

1. **Eight** is a numerical value represented as "8" that's the eigth positive number following the zero. On a computer keyboard with a numeric keypad, there are two 8's. One on the top row of numbers and the other 8 on the keypad.

## What symbol is on the 8 key?

On U.S. keyboards, the 8 key is on the same key has the asterisk (*).

## Other computer terms with "eight" in them

The following list is other computer-related terms with the word "eight" in them.

For computer terms that start with the number 8, see our computer number terms.

In ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange), the numerical value of "8" is "056" in decimal (00111000 in binary). To count to "8" in binary it would be 00001000.

2. The number **8** is also with the `Alt`+`8`, `Command`+`8`, `Ctrl`+`8`, `Shift`+`8` keyboard shortcuts.

3. The number "**8**" is a text message code for oral sex; 8 is sounded out as "ate" as in "ate it." This term is used by teens in text messages to hide a discussion from parents.