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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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Example sentences from the Web for megahertz
Cellcom gets about 10.5 megahertz of spectrum; Jawwal about 4.8 (spectrum, too, is a "security" asset).
British Dictionary definitions for megahertz
/ (ˈmɛɡəˌhɜːts) /
noun plural -hertz
one million hertz; one million cycles per secondSymbol: MHz Former name: megacycle
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Medical definitions for megahertz
[ mĕg′ə-hûrts′ ]
One million cycles per second. Used especially as a radio frequency unit.megacycle
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Scientific definitions for megahertz
[ mĕg′ə-hûrts′ ]
A unit of frequency equal to one million cycles per second, or one million hertz.
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Cultural definitions for megahertz
One million cycles per second. Often used to indicate computer processing speed.
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