megahertz

noun
mega·​hertz | \ ˈme-gə-ˌhərts How to pronounce megahertz (audio) , -ˌherts \
plural megahertz

Definition of megahertz

: a unit of frequency equal to one million hertz abbreviation MHz

Examples of megahertz in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bipartisan, bicameral legislation would, among other things, allow up to 200 megahertz of spectrum to be auctioned for mobile broadband. Hal Singer, Forbes, 5 May 2022 His truck’s main antenna picked up signals from 25 megahertz to 4 gigahertz, while smaller antennas operated as a direction-finding array. Stephen Kurczy, Wired, 3 Aug. 2021 There's an ongoing auction to open up an additional 280 megahertz of space in the mid-band spectrum, which has so far raised a record $80 billion, a senior FCC official told CBS News. Musadiq Bidar, CBS News, 14 Jan. 2021 In July 2018, an FRB that hit Earth was nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 In July 2018, an FRB that hit Earth was nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 In July 2018, an FRB that hit Earth was nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 In July 2018, an FRB that hit Earth was nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 In July 2018, an FRB that hit Earth was nearly 200 megahertz lower than any other radio burst ever detected. Chris Ciaccia, Fox News, 26 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of megahertz

1941, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for megahertz

mega- + hertz

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Last Updated

10 May 2022

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“Megahertz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/megahertz. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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megahertz

noun
mega·​hertz | \ ˈmeg-ə-ˌhərts How to pronounce megahertz (audio) \

Medical Definition of megahertz

: one million hertz abbreviation MHz

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