\ ˈhərts How to pronounce hertz (audio) , ˈherts How to pronounce hertz (audio) \
plural hertz

Definition of hertz

: a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second abbreviation Hz

Examples of hertz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With some overlap, males are usually below 180 hertz. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Feb. 2022 Most people wouldn’t be able to discern such microtonal shifts up or down 8 hertz. Los Angeles Times, 18 Feb. 2022 The female range is considered anything above 160 hertz. The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Feb. 2022 Power grids are designed to operate at a certain frequency; European grids run at 50 hertz while in the US it’s 60 hertz. Matt Reynolds, Wired, 4 Jan. 2022 Will that be enough to draw people toward these high-hertz peripherals? Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 23 Dec. 2021 Game+ Mode ensures your connected device reaches maximum resolution with support for up to a 4K Ultra HD resolution at 30 hertz. Hunter Fenollol, Popular Mechanics, 2 Nov. 2021 As Reineke stood confidently atop the platform using a rubber mallet and a lathed mulberry branch to find the perfect hertz, Raynovich's eyes were like stars. Arkansas Online, 15 July 2021 The main event really is the laptops’ new Liquid Retina XDR displays, which are brighter and have refresh rates up to 120 hertz, to make everything from scrolling to videos seem smoother. Joanna Stern, WSJ, 18 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hertz

circa 1928, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hertz

Heinrich R. Hertz

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“Hertz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hertz. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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\ ˈhərts How to pronounce hertz (audio) , ˈherts How to pronounce hertz (audio) \

Medical Definition of hertz

: a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second abbreviation Hz

Hertz biographical name (1)

\ ˈherts How to pronounce Hertz (audio) , ˈhərts \

Definition of Hertz

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Gustav Ludwig 1887–1975 German physicist


biographical name (2)

Definition of Hertz (Entry 2 of 2)

Heinrich Rudolf 1857–1894 German physicist

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