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hertz (symbol: Hz) The SI unit of frequency. A periodic phenomenon has a frequency of one hertz if each cycle of the phenomenon repeats itself in a period of one second. A megahertz (MHz) is one million (106) hertz; a gigahertz (GHz) is 1000 million (109) hertz.

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hertz (symbol Hz) SI unit of frequency named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz. A periodic phenomenon with a period of one second (such as one oscillation per second) is equivalent to 1Hz.

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hertz / hərts/ (abbr.: Hz) • n. (pl. same) the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.

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hertz Symbol Hz. The SI unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second. It is named after Heinrich Hertz (1857–94), a German physicist.

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hertz (electr.) frequency of one cycle per second. f. name of H. R. Hertz (1857–94), G. physicist.