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Main Entry: fre·quen·cy
Pronunciation: primarystressfremacron-kwschwan-semacron
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -cies
1 : the fact or condition of happening often
2 : how often something happens : rate of repetition
3 : the number of repetitions of a periodic process in a unit of time: as a : the number of times per second that an electric current flowing in one direction changes direction then changes back <a current having a frequency of 60 hertz> b : the number of waves (as of sound or electromagnetic energy) that pass a fixed point each second <a sound having a frequency of 1500 hertz> <the frequency of yellow light>
4 : the number or proportion of one kind of item in a group <the frequency of chocolate doughnuts in the box>

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