kilohertz

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noun ki·lo·hertz \ˈki-lə-ˌhərts, ˈkē-lə-, -ˌherts\

Definition of kilohertz

  1. :  1000 hertz

Examples of kilohertz in a sentence

  1. a frequency of 80 kilohertz

Did You Know?

If your favorite AM radio station has a frequency of 680 kilohertz (kHz), that means the station's transmitter is oscillating (vibrating) at a rate of 680,000 cycles per second (i.e., 680,000 times a second). A related term is megahertz (MHz), meaning "millions of cycles per second". Shortwave radio operates between 5.9 and 26.1 MHz, and the FM radio band operates between 88 and 108 MHz. Garage-door openers work at about 40 MHz, baby monitors work at 49 MHz, and so on. The terms hertz, kilohertz and megahertz honor the great German physicist Heinrich Hertz, the first person to broadcast and receive radio waves.

Origin and Etymology of kilohertz

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1929


KILOHERTZ Defined for English Language Learners

kilohertz

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noun ki·lo·hertz \ˈki-lə-ˌhərts, ˈkē-lə-, -ˌherts\

Definition of kilohertz for English Language Learners

  • : a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz


Medical Dictionary

kilohertz

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noun ki·lo·hertz \ˈkil-ə-ˌhərts, ˈkē-lə-, -ˌhe(ə)rts\

Medical Definition of kilohertz

  1. :  1000 hertz



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