Definition of hertz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//hɜːts//
; NAmE NAmE//hɜːrts//
(pl. hertz)(abbreviation Hz)
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a unit for measuring the frequency of sound waves Word Origin late 19th cent.: named after H. R. Hertz (1857-94), the German physicist and pioneer of radio communication.

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