Definition of hertz in English:

hertz

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Pronunciation: /həːts
 
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(abbreviation: Hz)

noun (plural same)

  • The SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second.
    More example sentences
    • Frequencies of hundreds of megahertz were selected with a resolution of just a few hertz, while the magnetic field had to be homogeneous to within one part in a billion.
    • It now occurs to me that the best analogy for Google hits as a measurement term is not hertz or joules or pascals, but degrees Celsius.
    • The selection of the frequency shift is 100,000,000 hertz.

Origin

late 19th century: named after H. R. Hertz (see Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf).

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