• WordNet 3.6
    • n frequence the number of occurrences within a given time period "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second","the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cows are able to hear lower and higher frequencies better than human beings
    • Frequence A crowd; a throng; a concourse.
    • Frequence Frequency; abundance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Scientists have discovered that the mating call of the Mediterranean fruit fly has exactly the same frequency as lower F# on a harmonica.
    • n frequence A crowd; a throng; a concourse; an assembly.
    • n frequence Same as frequency.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The low frequency call of the humpback whale is the loudest noise made by a living creature. The call of the humpback whale is louder than Concorde and can be heard from 500 miles away.
    • ns Frequence (Milt.) a crowd, an assembly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Frequency
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. frequens, frequentis; cog. with farcīre, to stuff.


In literature:

One item that occurred with monotonous frequency was death by dysentery.
"Great Sea Stories" by Various
What followed is a commentary on the embarrassing frequency of a common name, nowhere realized so universally as it is in Wales.
"The Story of the Hymns and Tunes" by Theron Brown and Hezekiah Butterworth
Even the location could be wrong if the signal came in on an odd frequency or from a long distance.
"Star Surgeon" by Alan Nourse
At length, however, her sobs began to lessen in vehemence and frequency.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
They diminish in frequency toward the arctic regions.
"Outlines of the Earth's History" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
During that year and the next Lord Cromer spoke with increasing frequency.
"Some Diversions of a Man of Letters" by Edmund William Gosse
Then hiding in Professor Sykes's laboratory, Strong tuned the lab communicator to the same frequency and waited.
"The Space Pioneers" by Carey Rockwell
It would, also, account for the greater frequency of meteors in summer and autumn than in the opposite seasons.
"Outlines of a Mechanical Theory of Storms" by T. Bassnett
The case is common enough, no doubt, but its frequency does not make it easier of endurance.
"The Four Feathers" by A. E. W. Mason
Princes were murdered with frightful frequency.
"Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Complete" by John Symonds

In poetry:

'Tis found on the heaven-hallow'd day of repose—
Blest haven of rest from our toils and our woes!—
That voice of the drunkard, the oath, curse, and brawl,
Are sounds of such frequence, they cease to appal.
"The Plague of Our Isle" by Janet Hamilton

In news:

There are several variations on liposuction surgery, which include 'wet' techniques that introduce fluids into the tissue before the operation, and those that use high-frequency sound waves to help break up fat.
Audyssey Debuts Low Frequency Containment Technology.
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has received a $63.4 million US Navy contract for AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar, the primary undersea warfare sensor for the US Navy's MH-60R multi-mission helicopter.
The frequency of lynchings in the South did indeed decline from the mid-1930s on.
What's the Frequency Kenneth by R.E.M.
Lang and Randall believe the radio frequency (RF) radiation emitted from the meter-reading devices causes health problems and argued that Clarkfield residents should not be forced into accepting the new technology.
The FXTC-HE73 series HCMOS XpressO-TC oscillators offer a tight frequency stability of ±2.5 ppm across an extended temperature range of –40° to 85°C.
Milmega, now part of Teseq, offers the AS0728 range of broadband amplifiers, which covers a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz at various power levels to meet test requirements within wireless frequency bands.
MEEKER COUNTY, MN – The majority of the equipment has been delivered for the ARMER Project, which will switch Meeker County over from VHF to an 800 megahertz radio frequency.
A voice-capable, three-frequency ELT made by the UK's HT Smith Group is now being marketed in North America by Winslow Life Raft of Lake Suzy, Fla.
With the resurgence of tuberculosis, a miliary pattern of pulmonary involvement is seen on chest radiographs with increasing frequency.
The frequencies of the modem 's sounds represent parameters for further communication.
A new approach to evaluating high-frequency components involving the use of modulated S-parameters can reveal a great deal about active DUTs.
Model RMK-3-93+ is a times-three frequency multiplier from Mini-Circuits that produces output frequencies from 5400 to 9000 MHz when fed with input signals from 1800 to 3000 MHz.
We aimed to establish the cause of this experience and assess factors that affected its frequency, depth, and content.

In science:

First, the peak frequency ωBP is several times smaller than any natural frequency scale, like the Debye frequency or the band edge.
Boson peak in an harmonic scalar model
First, the peak frequency ωBP is several times smaller than any natural frequency scale, like the Debye frequency or the band edge.
Vibrations in glasses and Euclidean Random Matrix theory
For two degrees of freedom and for reduced quadratic irrational frequencies, renormalization transformations have been defined with a fixed frequency vector, i.e. at each iteration of the transformation, the frequency vector of the torus was unchanged.
Renormalization for cubic frequency invariant tori in Hamiltonian systems with two degrees of freedom
However, whereas the position of the ‘parallel’ incommensurate peaks at Fig. 3 was independent of frequency at low frequencies, now it increases with frequency.
Theory of spin response in underdoped cuprates as strongly fluctuating d-wave superconductors
It is well known that there is no complete frequency entrainment at finite K for the globally coupled system, given with the intrinsic frequency distribution g (ω ) having no cutoff at finite frequency ω [our choice g (ω ) ∼ exp(−ω 2/4σ) provides an example; see the next section].
Collective synchronization in spatially extended systems of coupled oscillators with random frequencies