Definition: Hertz

From New World Encyclopedia


Named after German physicist Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857–1894).


hertz (plural hertz or hertzes)

  1. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of frequency; one (period or cycle of any periodic event) per second. Symbol: Hz

Derived terms

  • gigahertz
  • kilohertz
  • megahertz
  • terahertz


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