What does frequency mean?

Definitions for frequencyˈfri kwən si

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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.

  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

  3. Origin: [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

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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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. David Heymann:

    Flooding is occurring with increased frequency.

  2. Alan Turing:

    Machines take me by surprise with great frequency.

  3. Carlos Lopes:

    I do not think we will see the protest movement grow in size and frequency.

  4. Viet Tran:

    It's low-frequency sounds -- like the thump-thump bass in hip-hop that works.

  5. Muzaffar Ismail:

    With the high frequency of flights, there is a greater risk of collisions and accidents.

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