Glossary definition of hertz

Also known as: hZ, cps, cycles per second

Hertz (Hz) is the basic unit of frequency, one Herz being equal to one cycle per second (cps). As the Herz is usually too small a measure for many applications, it is often seen in larger values: kilohertz (kHz), equal to 1000 cps; Megahertz (MHz) equal to 1 million cps; or Gigahertz, equal to 1 billion cps.

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