- a unit of frequency, equal to one million cycles per second. Abbreviation: MHz
Origin of megahertz
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Cellcom gets about 10.5 megahertz of spectrum; Jawwal about 4.8 (spectrum, too, is a "security" asset).‘The Hand Of Providence’ And, Oh, The Occupation
July 30, 2012
- one million hertz; one million cycles per secondSymbol: MHz Former name: megacycle
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- One million cycles per second. Used especially as a radio frequency unit.megacycle
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- A unit of frequency equal to one million cycles per second, or one million hertz.
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One million cycles per second. Often used to indicate computer processing speed.
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