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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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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).’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.