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ˈfri kwən sifre·quen·cy

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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


  1. frequency(Noun)

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

    Etymology: From frequentia, from frequens.

  2. frequency(Noun)

    The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.

    Etymology: From frequentia, from frequens.

  3. frequency(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. frequentia numerous attendance, multitude: cf. F. frquence. See Frequent.]

  2. Frequency(noun)

    a crowd; a throng

    Etymology: [L. frequentia numerous attendance, multitude: cf. F. frquence. See Frequent.]


  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

    Frequency is a social discovery platform for video. Our goal is to simplify the way you discover, watch and share video. We gather the content from your favorite sites and networks, find videos on the topics you care about, and deliver it all to you in one easy to use place.Our engines continuously monitor the web and collect the videos from all your sources. We identify the most active topics, people and stories, and enable you to connect directly with them.Whether you want to see what’s happening in the world right now or what your friends are watching and talking about, Frequency is the fastest, easiest way to keep up with the video you care about. .

Editors Contribution

  1. frequency

    The amount of movement of energy, signals and light at superluminal speed through an energy field.

    The radio frequency changes as we move through each country.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 29, 2020  
  2. frequency

    To occur at a specific number or amount during a period of time.

    The frequency changes when the grass starts to grow.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 17, 2020  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequency in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of frequency in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of frequency in a Sentence

  1. Mark Eakin:

    The 2010 Southeast Asia event was only six years ago, we're seeing global bleaching again now. Research shows that the frequency of mass bleaching events is increasing because of global warming. The corals are being hit again and again.

  2. Professor Lattanzio:

    These include the detection of biologically relevant molecules in interstellar clouds and comets, mid-infrared spectra of interstellar grains and the dust from comets, a diverse set of data from comets including the Rosetta mission showing consistency with biology and the frequency of Earth-like or habitable planets in the Galaxy.

  3. Fabio Natalucci:

    The question is, is this a new normal, or is it a canary in the coalmine sort of thing? we have seen the frequency of these events increase so this may be pointing to a major liquidity stress event coming at some point in the future.

  4. Gordana Biernat:

    If you need to pretend or hide your true self, you are with the wrong people. Surround yourself with beings of the same frequency as YOU.

  5. Emergencies Office:

    (The flooding) was directly influenced by the El Niño phenomenon which has intensified the frequency and intensity of rains.

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    greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation
    • A. commensal
    • B. numinous
    • C. usurious
    • D. tenebrous

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