gigahertz

[gig-uh-hurts, jig-]

Origin of gigahertz

First recorded in 1960–65; giga- + hertz
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British Dictionary definitions for gigahertz

gigahertz

noun plural -hertz
  1. a unit of frequency equal to 10 9 hertzSymbol: GHz
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gigahertz in Science

gigahertz

[gĭgə-hûrtz′]
  1. A unit of frequency equal to one billion (109) hertz.
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