Meaning of FREQUENCY in English

FREQUENCY

n.

Pronunciation: ' fr ē -kw ə n(t)-s ē

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural -cies

Date: 1600

1 : the fact or condition of occurring frequently

2 a : the number of times that a periodic function repeats the same sequence of values during a unit variation of the independent variable b : the number, proportion, or percentage of items in a particular category in a set of data

3 : the number of repetitions of a periodic process in a unit of time: as a : the number of complete alternations per second of an alternating current b : the number of complete oscillations per second of energy (as sound or electromagnetic radiation) in the form of waves

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