frequency has definitions from the fields of mathematics,statistics,physics
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[ noun ] (physics) the number of occurrences within a given time period (usually 1 second)

Synonyms

oftenness frequence

Examples

"the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"

Used in print

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

The effect of the recording is very open and natural , with the frequency emphasis exactly what you would expect from a live performance .

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

We know that the number of radio and television impulses , sound_waves , ultra-violet rays , etc. , that may occupy the very same space , each solitary upon its own frequency , is infinite .

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

A modulation frequency of 40 cps with an amplitude as small as possible , commensurate with reasonably good signal-to-noise quality , was used .

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[ noun ] (statistics) the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

Used in print

(Nathan Rapport, ""I've Been Here before!"...)

So we may conceive the coexistence of the infinite number of universal , apparently momentary states_of_matter , successive one_after_another in consciousness , but permanent each on its own basic phase of the progressive frequencies .

Three seconds flat is the usual time , and the space is crossed by moderate mileage , while the overwhelming immensity of such journeys must be conceived as a static pulsation through an enormous number of coexistent frequencies which perpetuate all events .

The body , senses and brain , in_common_with all matter , have their counterpart on each of a countless number of frequencies .

The senses in each counterpart bear the impression only of phenomena that share its own frequency , whereas those upon all other frequencies are invisible , inaudible and intactible to them .

The senses in each counterpart bear the impression only of phenomena that share its own frequency , whereas those upon all other frequencies are invisible , inaudible and intactible to them .

Related terms

ratio incidence

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[ noun ] (mathematics) the number of observations in a given statistical category

Used in print

(E. Gellhorn, "Prolegomena to a theory of the emotions"...)

On_the_other_hand , the temporary reduction in hypothalamic excitability through the injection of a barbiturate into the posterior hypothalamus causes a lessening in frequency and amplitude of cortical strychnine spikes until the hypothalamic excitability is restored .

Related terms

cardinal_number

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