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Definition of 'hertz'


  1. the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second
       Synonyms: Hz cycle per second cycles/second cps cycle
  2. German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894)
       Synonyms: Heinrich Hertz Heinrich Rudolph Hertz
  3. German physicist who with James Franck proved the existence of the stationary energy states postulated by Bohr (1887-1975)
       Synonyms: Gustav Hertz Gustav Ludwig Hertz

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