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[kil-uh-hurts] /ˈkɪl əˌhɜrts/
noun, plural kilohertz, kilohertzes. Physics.
a unit of frequency, equal to 1000 cycles per second.
Abbreviation: kHz.
Compare kilocycle.
Origin of kilohertz
1925-30; kilo- + hertz Unabridged
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Examples from the web for kilohertz
  • When confronted with the forest of chains, the bats tended to reduce or increase the sounds they emitted by a few kilohertz.
  • The charge: to develop five-kilohertz equipment that enables fast, secure, and efficient communications.
British Dictionary definitions for kilohertz


one thousand hertz; one thousand cycles per second kHz
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kilohertz in Science
A unit of frequency equal to 1,000 cycles per second (1,000 hertz). It is used in the measurement of radio, sound, and other waves.
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