megacycle

[meg-uh-sahy-kuh l]

noun

Electricity. a unit of frequency, equal to one million cycles per second; megahertz. The term megahertz is now preferred in technical use. Abbreviation: Mc, mc

Nearby words

  1. megacephaly,
  2. megachurch,
  3. megacity,
  4. megacolon,
  5. megacorporation,
  6. megacystic syndrome,
  7. megacystis,
  8. megadeal,
  9. megadeath,
  10. megadont

Origin of megacycle

First recorded in 1925–30; mega- + cycle

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Word Origin and History for megacycle

megacycle

n.

1928, from mega- + cycle (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for megacycle

megacycle

[mĕgə-sī′kəl]

n.

megahertz

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