Pronunciation: (hûrts), [key]
—pl. hertz, hertz•es.
the SI unit of frequency, equal to one cycle per second. Abbr.: Hz
Pronunciation: (hûrts, hârts; Ger. herts), [key]
1. Gu•stav Pronunciation: (goos'täf), [key] 1887–1975, German physicist: Nobel prize 1925.
2. Hein•rich Ru•dolph Pronunciation: (hīn'rikh rOO'dôlf), [key] 1857–94, German physicist.
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