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FREQUENCY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does frequency mean? 

FREQUENCY (noun)
  The noun FREQUENCY has 3 senses:

1. the number of occurrences within a given time period
2. the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
3. the number of observations in a given statistical category

  Familiarity information: FREQUENCY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FREQUENCY (noun)


Sense 1frequency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The number of occurrences within a given time period

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

frequence; frequency; oftenness

Context examples:

the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second / the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older

Hypernyms ("frequency" is a kind of...):

rate (a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frequency"):

audio; audio frequency (an audible acoustic wave frequency)

radio frequency (an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared)

infrared; infrared frequency (the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range)

wave number (the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave)

attendance (the frequency with which a person is present)

count per minute; counts/minute (frequency per minute)

sampling frequency ((telecommunication) the frequency of sampling a continuously varying signal)


Sense 2frequency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Synonyms:

relative frequency; frequency

Hypernyms ("frequency" is a kind of...):

ratio (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "frequency"):

incidence; relative incidence (the relative frequency of occurrence of something)


Sense 3frequency [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The number of observations in a given statistical category

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

absolute frequency; frequency

Hypernyms ("frequency" is a kind of...):

cardinal; cardinal number (the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order)


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