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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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