hertz

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noun \ˈhərts, ˈherts\

Definition of hertz

plural

hertz

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

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Origin and Etymology of hertz

Heinrich R. Hertz


Hertz

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biographical name \ˈherts, ˈhərts\

Definition of Hertz

  1. Gustav Ludwig 1887–1975 German physicist


Hertz

biographical name

Definition of Hertz

  1. Heinrich Rudolf 1857–1894 German physicist


HERTZ Defined for English Language Learners

hertz

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Definition of hertz for English Language Learners

  • : a unit used for measuring the frequency of sound waves


Medical Dictionary

hertz

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noun \ˈhərts, ˈherts\

Medical Definition of hertz

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



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