megahertz

[meg-uh-hurts]
noun, plural meg·a·hertz, meg·a·hertz·es. Electricity.
  1. a unit of frequency, equal to one million cycles per second. Abbreviation: MHz

Origin of megahertz

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

megahertz

noun plural -hertz
  1. one million hertz; one million cycles per secondSymbol: MHz Former name: megacycle
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Word Origin and History for megahertz
n.

1941, from mega- + Hertz.

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megahertz in Medicine

megahertz

[mĕgə-hûrts′]
n.
  1. One million cycles per second. Used especially as a radio frequency unit.megacycle
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megahertz in Science

megahertz

[mĕgə-hûrts′]
  1. A unit of frequency equal to one million cycles per second, or one million hertz.
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megahertz in Culture

megahertz

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

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