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A measure of frequency equivalent to one thousand million (109) cycles per second.
- ‘All the wireless usage was taking place in the frequency known as 2.4 gigahertz, where signals cycle 2.4 billion times a second.’
- ‘The base frequency selected was five gigahertz, a range in which future commercial transmission channels are likely to operate.’
- ‘The speed of processors, usually known as clock speed, is measured in megahertz or these days in gigahertz (GHz).’
- ‘In the past couple of years, oscilloscopes have sailed through the gigahertz barrier.’
- ‘After all, clock speed - as measured in megahertz and gigahertz - is too simplistic a metric for rating chips.’
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