Hypertext Webster Gateway: "frequency"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Frequency \Fre"quen*cy\, n.; pl. {Frequencies}. [L. frequentia
numerous attendance, multitude: cf. F. fr['e]quence. See
1. 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. --Fuller.

2. A crowd; a throng. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: the number of occurrences within a given time period
(usually 1 second); "the frequency of modulation was 40
cycles per second" [syn: {frequence}, {oftenness}]
2: the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical
category to the total number of observations [syn: {relative
3: the number of observations in a given statistical category
[syn: {absolute frequency}]

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