- the standard unit of frequency in the International System of Units(SI), equal to one cycle per second. Abbreviation: Hz
Origin of hertz
- Gu·stav [goo s-tahf] /ˈgʊs tɑf/, 1887–1975, German physicist: Nobel Prize 1925.
- Hein·rich Ru·dolph [hahyn-rikh roo-dawlf] /ˈhaɪn rɪx ˈru dɔlf/, 1857–94, German physicist.
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Contemporary Examples of hertz
There is a pro version that costs $49 per year and comes with Hertz Gold and Regus membership.The Best Travel Apps for Road Warriors
May 27, 2014
Under a lowering sky, the entourage crowds into two Hertz station wagons for the sixty mile drive to Las Cruces.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
Microsoft-Yahoo becomes a genuine Pepsi to Google's Coke, Burger King to their McDonalds, Avis to their Hertz.Microsoft's Prison Yard Conquest
July 29, 2009
Historical Examples of hertz
The experiments of Hertz are, in fact, the apotheosis of Maxwell's theory.The Ether of Space
The former raised his hand, and Hertz rode forward and saluted.The Princess Dehra
John Reed Scott
On this day the entry which we selected was one of Durnell & Hertz's string.My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice
It was at this time, and in Rome, that my first meeting with Hertz took place.The True Story of My Life
Hans Christian Andersen
There was a precedent for estimating its value; but of that Mr. Hertz was ignorant.Stories about Famous Precious Stones
Mrs Goddard Orpen
- the derived SI unit of frequency; the frequency of a periodic phenomenon that has a periodic time of 1 second; 1 cycle per secondSymbol: Hz
Word Origin for hertz
- Gustav (ˈɡʊstaf). 1887–1975, German atomic physicist. He provided evidence for the quantum theory by his research with Franck on the effects produced by bombarding atoms with electrons: they shared the Nobel prize for physics (1925)
- Heinrich Rudolph (ˈhainrɪç ˈruːdɔlf). 1857–94, German physicist. He was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially
unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second, 1928, named in reference to German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894).
- A unit of frequency equal to 1 cycle per second.
- The SI derived unit used to measure the frequency of vibrations and waves, such as sound waves and electromagnetic waves. One hertz is equal to one cycle per second. The hertz is named after German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894).