a unit equal to 1000 cycles: used especially in radio as 1000 cycles per second for expressing the frequency of electromagnetic waves; kilohertz. The term kilohertz is now preferred in technical use. Abbreviation: kc

1920–25; kilo- + cycle Unabridged
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kilocycle (ˈkɪləʊˌsaɪkəl)
short for kilocycle per second: a former unit of frequency equal to 1 kilohertz

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