Meaning of FREQUENCY in English

n. (pl. -ies)

1. commonness of occurrence.

2 a the state of being frequent; frequent occurrence. b the process of being repeated at short intervals.

3 Physics the rate of recurrence of a vibration, oscillation, cycle, etc.; the number of repetitions in a given time, esp. per second.


Abbr.: f.

4 Statistics the ratio of the number of actual to possible occurrences of an event.

Phrases and idioms:

frequency band Electronics BAND(1) 3a. frequency distribution Statistics a measurement of the frequency of occurrence of the values of a variable. frequency modulation Electronics a modulation in which the frequency of the carrier wave is varied.


Abbr.: FM. frequency response Electronics the dependence on signal-frequency of the output-input ratio of an amplifier etc.

Etymology: L frequentia (as FREQUENT)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.