One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A former measure of frequency, equivalent to 1 kilohertz.
- ‘Previously, the Waldorf's radio system covered only the standard broadcast band of 550 to 1500 kilocycles.’
- ‘The octave differs from the kilocycle in that each octave contains twice as many cycles as the previous one (or half as many as the following one).’
- ‘Even if codes could be completely debugged, million-cell memories could never be counted upon, digitally, to behave consistently from one kilocycle to the next.’
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