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fre·quen·cy

frequency

 
 
pronunciation:
fri kwn si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: frequencies
definition 1: the condition of happening often or being frequent.
She got headaches with such frequency, that she decided to see a doctor.
definition 2: the number of times something happens within a certain period of time.
This computer program calculates the frequency of any word in a text.
definition 3: the number of energy waves that pass a certain point in a certain time period. Frequency is used to measure radio waves and other kinds of radiation.
Some radiation has a frequency that allows us to see it as color.
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The word frequency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.