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English noun: frequency

1. frequency (time) the number of occurrences within a given time period

SamplesThe frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second.
The frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older.

Synonymsfrequence, oftenness

Broader (hypernym)rate

Narrower (hyponym)attendance, audio, audio frequency, count per minute, counts/minute, infrared, infrared frequency, radio frequency, sampling frequency, wave number

2. frequency the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

Synonymsrelative frequency

Broader (hypernym)ratio

Narrower (hyponym)incidence, relative incidence

3. frequency (quantity) the number of observations in a given statistical category

Synonymsabsolute frequency

Broader (hypernym)cardinal, cardinal number

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