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  1. hertz
    IPA[hərts]
  2. noun

    • 1. the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: hertz, plural noun: hertz

    • noun

      the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.
    • (1857–94), German physicist and pioneer in radio communication. He continued the work of Maxwell on electromagnetic waves and was the first to broadcast and receive radio waves.
    • (1857–94), German physicist and pioneer of radio communication. He continued the work of Maxwell on electromagnetic waves and was the first to broadcast and receive radio waves. Hertz also showed that light and radiant heat were electromagnetic in nature.
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