kilohertz

[kil-uh-hurts]
noun, plural kilohertz, kilohertzes. Physics.
a unit of frequency, equal to 1000 cycles per second. Abbreviation: kHz
Compare kilocycle.


Origin:
1925–30; kilo- + hertz

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To kilohertz
Collins
World English Dictionary
kilohertz (ˈkɪləʊˌhɜːts)
 
n
kHz one thousand hertz; one thousand cycles per second

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
kilohertz   (kĭl'ə-hûrts')  Pronunciation Key 
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Example sentences
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.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature