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Frequency

Frequency

WordNet



noun


(1)   The number of observations in a given statistical category
(2)   The ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
(3)   The number of occurrences within a given time period
"The frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"
"The frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
Wiktonary



Noun



  1. The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.
    • With growing confidence, the Viking’s raids increased in frequency.
    • The frequency of bus service has been improved from 15 to 12 minutes.
  2. The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.
    • The FAQ addresses questions that come up with some frequency.
    • The frequency of the visits was what annoyed him.
  3. The quotient of the number of times n a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time t in which it occurs: f = n / t.
    • The frequency of the musical note A above middle C is 440 oscillations per second.
    • The frequency of a wave is its velocity v divided by its wavelength \lambda: f = v / \lambda.
    • Broadcasting live at a frequency of 98.3 megahertz, we’re your rock alternative!
    • The frequency for electric power in the Americas is generally 60 Hz rather than 50.