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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.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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The transmitter section of the radar has a patented circuit, which generates ultra-wideband pulses with an approximate bandwidth of four gigahertz (GHz) (billion cycles per second) at a rate of five megahertz (MHz) (million cycles per second) and an average power of about 100 micro watts.
Bluetooth achieves its wireless communication over the 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) radio band, or 2.4 billion cycles per second. By comparison, a typical AM radio station operates in the kilohertz (kHz) range, or thousands of cycles per second.
Goodbye Lice uses dual combs, moving opposite each other at over 200 cycles per second, to detangle hair and quickly remove lice and nits without potentially harmful chemicals or electric shocks.
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The unit has dual combs that move opposite each other at a rate of 200 cycles per second. Emjoi suggested that the product could be used as a preventive measure as well, to be used before a lice problem fully develops.
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In the same issue of Byte Magazine, John Kelly, a Vice President with IBM, said that "with CMOS (complementary metal-oxide semiconductor) technology and a lot of hard work, in a decade we'll be using X-ray lithography and other techniques to deliver a (micro)processor that has 50,000,000 to 100,000,000 transistors and operates at 1 gigahertz (1 billion cycles per second)." For comparison, the current Pentium Pro microprocessor includes 5.5 million transistors and operates at 200 megahertz (200 million cycles per second).
radio waves with frequencies of between 2 and 50 GHZ (thousand million cycles per second).
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