• Frequency

    Pronunciation

    • enPR: frĕʹkwən-sē, IPA: /ˈfriːkwənsi/

    Origin

    From Latin frequentia, from frequens.

    Full definition of frequency

    Noun

    frequency

    (plural frequencies)
    1. (uncountable) The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.
      • With growing confidence, the Viking’s raids increased in frequency.
      • The frequency of bus service has been improved from 15 to 12 minutes.
    2. (uncountable) The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.
      • The FAQ addresses questions that come up with some frequency.
      • The frequency of the visits was what annoyed him.
    3. (countable) The quotient of the number of times n a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time
    t in which it occurs: f = n
    t.
      • The frequency of the musical note A above middle C is 440 oscillations per second.
      • ''The frequency of a wave is its velocity v divided by its wavelength
    \lambdaf = v
    \lambda.
      • Broadcasting live at a frequency of 98.3 megahertz, we’re your rock alternative!
      • The frequency for electric power in the Americas is generally 60 Hz rather than 50.
    1. (statistics) number of times an event occurred in an experiment (absolute frequency)

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