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kilocycle

[kil-uh-sahy-kuh l]
noun
  1. a unit equal to 1000 cycles: used especially in radio as 1000 cycles per second for expressing the frequency of electromagnetic waves; kilohertz. The term kilohertz is now preferred in technical use. Abbreviation: kc
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Origin of kilocycle

First recorded in 1920–25; kilo- + cycle
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British Dictionary definitions for kilocycle

kilocycle

noun
  1. short for kilocycle per second: a former unit of frequency equal to 1 kilohertz
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