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Hertz

unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second, 1928, named in reference to German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894). Related: Hertzian.

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Definitions of Hertz from WordNet
1
hertz (n.)
the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz);
Synonyms: Hz / cycle per second / cycles/second / cps / cycle
2
Hertz (n.)
German physicist who was the first to produce electromagnetic waves artificially (1857-1894);
Synonyms: Heinrich Hertz / Heinrich Rudolph Hertz
Hertz (n.)
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
From wordnet.princeton.edu