eigenfrequency

noun
ei·​gen·​frequency | \ ˈīgən+ˌ- \

Definition of eigenfrequency

: one of the frequencies with which a given oscillatory system is capable of vibrating

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History and Etymology for eigenfrequency

partial translation of German eigenfrequenz, from eigen- peculiar to, characteristic (from eigen own, from Old High German eigan) + frequenz frequency

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“Eigenfrequency.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eigenfrequency. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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