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hertz British & World English

The SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second

Hertz New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Heinrich Rudolf (1857–94), German physicist

Hertz, Heinrich Rudolf British & World English

(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

Hertz in hertz British & World English

The SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second