Origin of frequenceMiddle English, multitude, from Old French, from Latin frequentia; see frequency.
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Variant of frequency
- the condition of being crowded
- a crowd
- the fact of occurring often or repeatedly; frequent occurrence
- the number of times any action or occurrence is repeated in a given period
- Math., Statistics
- the number of times an event, value, or characteristic occurs in a given period
- the ratio of the number of times a characteristic occurs to the number of trials in which it can potentially occur
- Physics the number of periodic oscillations, vibrations, or waves per unit of time: usually expressed in hertz: abbrev. f
Origin of frequencyMiddle English ; from French ; from Classical Latin frequentia ; from frequens: see frequent