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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fre•quen•cyˈfri kwən si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. Also, fre′quence. the state or fact of being frequent; frequent occurrence.

  2. rate of occurrence.

  3. Physics. the number of periods or regularly occurring events of any given kind in a unit of time, usu. one second. the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation.

    Category: Physics

    Ref: Symbol: F; 3 8 2; Abbr.: freq.

  4. Math. the number of times a value recurs in a unit change of the independent variable of a given function.

    Category: Math

  5. Statistics. the number of items occurring in a given category.

    Category: Statistics

Origin of frequency:

1545–55; < L

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequency, frequence, oftenness(noun)

    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"

  2. frequency, relative frequency(noun)

    the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

  3. frequency, absolute frequency(noun)

    the number of observations in a given statistical category

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. frequency(noun)ˈfri kwən si

    the rate at which sth happens

    an increase in the frequency of system failures; the high frequency of heart disease in these countries

  2. frequencyˈfri kwən si

    the fact that sth happens often

    The frequency of her visits was annoying.


  1. frequency(Noun)

    The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

  2. frequency(Noun)

    The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.

  3. frequency(Noun)

    The quotient of the number of times a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time in which it occurs: .

  4. Origin: From frequentia, from frequens.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Frequency(noun)

    the condition of returning frequently; occurrence often repeated; common occurence; as, the frequency of crimes; the frequency of miracles

  2. Frequency(noun)

    a crowd; a throng


  1. Frequency

    Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time. It is also referred to as temporal frequency, which emphasizes the contrast to spatial frequency and angular frequency. The period is the duration of one cycle in a repeating event, so the period is the reciprocal of the frequency. For example, if a newborn baby's heart beats at a frequency of 120 times a minute, its period is half a second.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Frequency

    The number of double reversals or complete alternations per second in an alternating current. Synonym--Periodicity.


  1. Frequency

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequency' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3398

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'frequency' in Nouns Frequency: #1218

Translations for frequency

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the state of happening often

The frequency of her visits surprised him.

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