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cy·cles per sec·ond (cps),

(sī'kilz sek'ŭnd),
The number of successive compressions and rarefactions per second of a sound wave. The preferred designation for this unit of frequency is hertz.

cy·cles per sec·ond

(cps) (sī'kĕlz pĕr sek'ŏnd)
The number of successive compressions and rarefactions per second of a sound wave. The preferred designation for this unit of frequency is hertz.
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One hertz is one cycle per second. The higher the megahertz speed, the faster the conveyor belt runs.
Full discovered that a crab and a mouse of equal weight will switch gaits as the same speed -- about 1 meter per second -- and the same stride frequency, or number of times all the legs cycle per second.
There is neither radiation nor the 60 cycle per second flicker nor glare, both possible health hazards.