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Volunteers wore goggles that flashed light into their eyes at a particular frequency. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They appear to be lulled into a false sense of security and save energy by ceasing to emit high frequency sounds that bounce off objects. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We first lose the ability to detect the sounds of high frequencies. Christianity Today (2000)That just happens to be the frequency of vibration that appears to promote bone healing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The designers envisage a scheme where commuters pay for each journey but the cost reduces with frequency. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Their frequency is much less than the carrier wave frequency. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The highest frequencies give colour to sound. Times, Sunday Times (2009)These were detected as disturbances in very low frequency radio signals. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Three changes in frequency give three sound vibrations. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988) Reduce the frequency of the doses as you improve. The Hayfever Handbook - a summer survival guide (1988)Often the vital highest or lowest frequencies are jettisoned too. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Reduce the frequency of complex changes to the tax code. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Recall that the increase in frequency of the sound waves was detected as a rise in pitch when the truck approached. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)Giving new freedoms to creatures able to hear frequencies we can't is just asking for trouble. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Different frequencies signal through time, with no clear patterns emerging. EXTINCTION: Evolution and the End of Man (2002)Your brain tries to hear the beat frequency between, which confuses it slightly to phase out your conscious mind and helps you relax. The Sun (2011)This seems to have happened with particular frequency in the men's 1500m. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The frequency (the number of waves slapping against you) rises. The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The difference is in their frequency ( number of waves per second). The Harper Dictionary of Science in Everyday Language (1988)The nature, time and frequency of the journeys being made will determine whether Oyster or other ticket options are the best for the passenger involved. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Talks were said to have been'sensible on both sides' and centred on the number and frequency of instalments that would make up the transfer. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'frequency'
British English: frequency /ˈfriːkwənsɪ/ NOUN
The frequency of an event is the number of times it happens.
The frequency of her phone calls increased.
- American English: frequency
- Arabic: تَكَرُّر
- Brazilian Portuguese: frequencia
- Chinese: 频率
- Croatian: učestalost
- Czech: četnost
- Danish: hyppighed
- Dutch: frequentie
- European Spanish: frecuencia
- Finnish: tiheys taajuus
- French: fréquence
- German: Häufigkeit
- Greek: συχνότητα
- Italian: frequenza
- Japanese: 頻発
- Korean: 빈도
- Norwegian: hyppighet
- Polish: częstość
- European Portuguese: frequência
- Romanian: frecvență
- Russian: частота
- Spanish: frecuencia
- Swedish: frekvens
- Thai: ความถี่
- Turkish: sıklık
- Ukrainian: частота
- Vietnamese: tần số
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