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 (Hz) [herts]
the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.


Heinrich R., German physicist, 1857-1894. See: hertz, hertzian experiments.

hertz (Hz),

A unit of measure of frequency equivalent to 1 cycle/sec; this term should not be used for radial (circular) frequency or for angular velocity, in which cases the term sec-1 should be used.
[H.R. Hertz]


The standard SI (International System) unit of frequency, which is equal to 1 cycle/second.


(Hz) (hĕrts)
A unit of sound or alternating current frequency, 1 Hz is equivalent to 1 cycle per second.
[H.R. Hertz]

hertz (Hz)

the SI UNIT of frequency measuring cycles per second.


Heinrich R., German physicist, 1857-1894.
hertz - a unit of frequency equivalent to 1 cycle per second.
hertzian experiments - experiments demonstrating that electromagnetic induction is propagated in waves analogous to waves of light but not affecting the retina.


A unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second. Symbol: Hz.
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