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gigahertz

[ gig-uh-hurts, jig- ]
/ ˈgɪg əˌhɜrts, ˈdʒɪg- /
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noun, plural gi·ga·hertz, gi·ga·hertz·es.

one billion hertz. Abbreviation: GHz

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Origin of gigahertz

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

gigahertz
/ (ˈɡɪɡəˌhɜːts, ˈdʒɪɡ-) /

noun plural -hertz

a unit of frequency equal to 10 9 hertzSymbol: GHz
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Scientific definitions for gigahertz

gigahertz
[ gĭgə-hûrtz′ ]

A unit of frequency equal to one billion (109) hertz.
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