Definition of gigahertz in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈɡɪɡəhəːts/
(abbreviation GHz or gHz)


A measure of frequency equivalent to one thousand million (109) cycles per second.
Example sentences
  • The speed of processors, usually known as clock speed, is measured in megahertz or these days in gigahertz (GHz).
  • After all, clock speed - as measured in megahertz and gigahertz - is too simplistic a metric for rating chips.
  • All the wireless usage was taking place in the frequency known as 2.4 gigahertz, where signals cycle 2.4 billion times a second.

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