Definition and background:
The number of vibrations per second of a musical pitch, usually measured in Hertz (Hz) . the number of wave crests per second, hertz.
The number of oscillations or cycles per unit of time. Acoustical frequency is usually expressed in units of Hertz (Hz) where one Hz is equal to one cycle per second.
The number of cycles of a waveform occurring in a second. In the sound world, we measure the number of sound vibrations per second, and give the result in cycles-per-second, or Hertz (Hz). The frequency is directly related to pitch and inversely related to wavelength.
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