frequency

[ free-kwuhn-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF frequency

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FREQUENCY

The Indians, however, continued friendly with him and visited him with frequency.

Maneuvering continues, but actual encounters have declined in frequency.

Is it the frequency of the punishment that has made you callous to the ignominy and the pain?

It will be necessary next for us to determine how far frequency 1.

The frequency with which they change their encampments is another point.

Who either doubts the enormity of drunkenness or its frequency?

On the other hand, his original view of it reasserted itself with frequency.

There were waves of force all about me, varying in frequency.

This is readily accounted for not only by its frequency, but by its conspicuousness.

And, since the frequency was so high, a special detector was required to pick it up.

WORD ORIGIN

1640s, "fact of occurring often," from Latin frequentia "a crowding, crowd," from frequentem (see frequent).

Earlier it had been used in a now-obsolete sense of "state of being crowded" (mid-16c.); sense in physics, "rate of recurrence," especially of a vibration, is from 1831. In radio electronics, frequency modulation (1922, abbreviated F.M.) as a system of broadcasting is distinguished from amplitude modulation (or A.M.).

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