Definition of frequency
frequencies
1 : the fact or condition of occurring frequently <the frequency of automobile accidents>
2a : the number of times that a periodic function repeats the same sequence of values during a unit variation of the independent variableb : 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: such asa : the number of complete alternations (see alternation 1) per second of an alternating currentb : the number of complete oscillations (see oscillation 3) per second of energy (as sound or electromagnetic radiation) in the form of waves
Examples of frequency in a sentence
the alarming frequency of serious automobile accidents caused by young drivers
The frequency of student errors was frustrating to the young teacher.
Our visits decreased in frequency.
Errors were occurring with increasing frequency.
a sound wave of high frequency
waves having very different frequencies from one another
a current having a frequency of 60 hertz
a radio frequency of 30 megahertz
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First Known Use of frequency
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FREQUENCY Defined for Kids
frequency
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frequencies
1 : frequent repetition <Rain fell with frequency.>
2 : rate of repetition <She went with increasing frequency.>
3 : the number of waves of sound or energy that pass by a point every second <Tune the stereo to receive a specific frequency of radio waves.>
Medical Dictionary
frequency
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frequencies
1: the number of individuals in a single class when objects are classified according to variations in a set of one or more specified attributes
2: the number of repetitions of a periodic process in a unit of time
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