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# Frequency vs. Wavelength

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(uncountable) The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.

Wavelengthnoun

(physics) The length of a single cycle of a wave, as measured by the distance between one peak or trough of a wave and the next; it is often designated in physics as λ, and corresponds to the velocity of the wave divided by its frequency.

Frequencynoun

(uncountable) The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.

Wavelengthnoun

the distance (measured in the direction of propagation) between two points in the same phase in consecutive cycles of a wave

Frequencynoun

(countable) The quotient of the number of times $n$ a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time $t$ in which it occurs: $f = n / t$.

Wavelengthnoun

a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding;

‘they are on the same wavelength’;

Frequencynoun

(statistics) number of times an event occurred in an experiment (absolute frequency)

Wavelength

In physics, the wavelength is the spatial period of a periodic wave—the distance over which the wave's shape repeats. It is the distance between consecutive corresponding points of the same phase on the wave, such as two adjacent crests, troughs, or zero crossings, and is a characteristic of both traveling waves and standing waves, as well as other spatial wave patterns.

Frequencynoun

The condition of returning frequently; occurrence often repeated; common occurence; as, the frequency of crimes; the frequency of miracles.

‘The reasons that moved her to remove were, because Rome was a place of riot and luxury, her soul being almost stifled with, the frequencies of ladies' visits.’;

Frequencynoun

A crowd; a throng.

Frequencynoun

the number of occurrences within a given time period (usually 1 second);

‘the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second’;

Frequencynoun

the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations

Frequencynoun

the number of observations in a given statistical category

Frequencynoun

the rate at which something occurs over a particular period of time or in a given sample

‘an increase in the frequency of accidents due to increased overtime’;

Frequencynoun

the fact or state of being frequent or happening often.

Frequencynoun

the rate per second of a vibration constituting a wave, either in a material (as in sound waves), or in an electromagnetic field (as in radio waves and light)

‘different thicknesses of glass will absorb different frequencies of sound’;

Frequencynoun

‘a radio station on a single AM radio frequency’; ‘a coding sequence to ensure that everyone changes frequency in the correct manner’;

Frequency

Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit of time. It is also occasionally referred to as temporal frequency to emphasize the contrast to spatial frequency, and ordinary frequency to emphasize the contrast to angular frequency.

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