Hertz meaning

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A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second.
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The SI derived unit used to measure the frequency of vibrations and waves, such as sound waves and electromagnetic waves. One hertz is equal to one cycle per second. The hertz is named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857–1894).
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Hertz is defined as one cycle per second in the ST system.

An example of a hertz is a unit of measurement such as the clock rate of a computer CPU.

An example of a hertz is a sixty hertz household current.

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The basic unit of frequency in the SI system, equal to one cycle per second: abbrev. Hz.
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(person) 1857-94; Ger. physicist.
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Abbreviated "Hz," one Hertz is equal to one cycle per second. In 1883, Heinrich Hertz detected electromagnetic waves, and his name was adopted to measure the number of electromagnetic waves, or cycles, in a signal. Hertz is widely used to refer to the clock rate of a CPU; for example, 2 GHz means two billion cycles per second. The term is also used for other repeating cycles such as frame rate; for example, a 60 Hz TV displays 60 frames per second. See MHz, GHz and space/time.
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See Hz.
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In the International System of Units, the derived unit of frequency; one (period or cycle of any periodic event) per second. Symbol: Hz.
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Origin of hertz

  • After Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named after the German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz.

    From Wiktionary