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megahertz

[ meg-uh-hurts ]
/ ˈmɛg əˌhɜrts /
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noun, plural meg·a·hertz, meg·a·hertz·es.Electricity.

a unit of frequency, equal to one million cycles per second. Abbreviation: MHz

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Origin of megahertz

First recorded in 1940–45; mega- + hertz
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British Dictionary definitions for megahertz

megahertz
/ (ˈmɛɡəˌhɜːts) /

noun plural -hertz

one million hertz; one million cycles per secondSymbol: MHz Former name: megacycle
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for megahertz

megahertz
[ mĕgə-hûrts′ ]

n.

One million cycles per second. Used especially as a radio frequency unit.megacycle
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for megahertz

megahertz
[ mĕgə-hûrts′ ]

A unit of frequency equal to one million cycles per second, or one million hertz.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Cultural definitions for megahertz

megahertz

One million cycles per second. Often used to indicate computer processing speed.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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