Definition of gigahertz in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈgɪgəhəːts
(abbreviation: GHz or gHz)


  • A measure of frequency equivalent to one thousand million (109) cycles per second.
    More 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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