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ˈfri kwən sifre·quen·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frequency, frequence, oftennessnoun

    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 frequencynoun

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

  3. frequency, absolute frequencynoun

    the number of observations in a given statistical category


  1. frequencynoun

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

    Etymology: From frequentia, from frequens.

  2. frequencynoun

    The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.

    Etymology: From frequentia, from frequens.

  3. frequencynoun

    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. Frequencynoun

    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. Frequencynoun

    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  

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  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. Gordana Biernat:

    Going against your heart just to fit in lowers your frequency and pulls you away from your core. Be courageous Be your SELF Always!

  2. Britt Slabinski:

    Our radios have a limited range on how far I can transmit. by the time I got to the right frequency they had already gotten shot down.

  3. Barack Obama:

    We do know that once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hands on a gun, at some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this kind of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency. It is in our power to do something about it.

  4. Jeff Sessions:

    But they have been growing in frequency and, since President Trump took office less than two years ago, 27 district courts have issued such an order.

  5. Shawn DuBravac:

    I've been talking with electronics manufacturers since the end of January and they were already spinning up resources to monitor it and address it, a lot of it is around information capture — let me increase the frequency in which I'm talking to my suppliers so I can prepare my downstream customers. At the same time, I'm going to try to find some other suppliers and talk to my customers and see if there's alternatives that they are aware of or are willing to do.

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