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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The most bothersome and fatiguing noise, these low-pitched hums, are usually from 30 to 1, 500 hertz.
▪ The most powerful vibrations from a quake range from 0.5 hertz to about 5 hertz.
▪ The variation is tiny: just one hertz in a billion.
▪ To get to 40 hertz and beyond requires a subwoofer.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Hertz \Hertz\, n. [from the German physicist Heinrich Hertz.] a unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second; it is abbreviated Hz. It is commonly used to specify the frequency of radio waves, and also the clock frequencies in digital computers. For these applications, kilohertz and megahertz are the most commonly used units, derived from hertz.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

unit of frequency equal to one cycle per second, 1928, named in reference to German physicist Heinrich Hertz (1857-1894).


n. In the International System of Units, the derived unit of frequency; one (period or cycle of any periodic event) per second. Symbol: Hz


The hertz (symbol Hz) is the unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI) and is defined as one cycle per second. It is named for Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, the first person to provide conclusive proof of the existence of electromagnetic waves.

Some of the unit's most common uses are in the description of sine waves and musical tones, particularly those used in radio- and audio-related applications. It is also used to describe the speeds at which computers and other electronics are driven.

Hertz (crater)

Hertz is a lunar crater that lies on the far side of the Moon, just behind the eastern limb. Due to libration this feature can sometimes be observed from the Earth under favorable lighting conditions. It is located to the west-southwest of the larger crater Fleming, and north-northeast of the smaller Moiseev. Moiseev is joined to Hertz by the satellite crater Moiseev Z, and the three form a short crater chain.

This is a somewhat worn crater formation with a wide inner wall. There is a pear-shaped crater along the northern inner wall. The interior floor is relatively featureless, with only a small ridge offset to the southwest of the midpoint.

Prior to naming in 1961 by the IAU, this crater was known as Crater 200.

Hertz (disambiguation)

The hertz (Hz) is the SI unit of frequency.

Hertz may also refer to:

  • Heinrich Hertz, (1857–1894), a German physicist
  • Hertz (surname)
  • Hertz (crater), on Moon
  • Franck–Hertz experiment, fundamental physics
  • The Hertz Corporation, a car and equipment rental service
Hertz (surname)

Hertz is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alfred Hertz (1872–1942), German musician
  • Arne Hertz (born 1939), Swedish racer
  • Carl Hertz (1859–1924), American performer
  • Carl Hellmuth Hertz (aka Carl Helmut Hertz) (1920–1990), German-born medical researcher
  • Gustav Ludwig Hertz (1887–1975), German physicist
  • Heinrich Rudolf Hertz (1857–1894), German physicist. The scientific unit of frequency—cycles per second—was named the "hertz" in his honor.
  • Henrik Hertz (1797–1870), Danish writer
  • Henry L. Hertz (1847-1926), American politician
  • John Hertz (fan) (born mid-20th century), American writer & activist
  • John D. Hertz (1879–1961), American entrepreneur
  • Joseph H. Hertz (1872–1946), Hungary-born religious leader and Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom
  • Judah Hertz, American real estate investor.
  • Naftali Hertz ( fl. 1648), German religious leader a.k.a. Rabbi Naftali Hertz Ben Ya’acov Elchanon
  • Noreena Hertz (born 1967), British economist
  • Robert Hertz (1881–1915), French sociologist
  • Saul Hertz (1905–1950), American physician
  • Wilhelm Hertz (1835–1902), German writer

Fictional characters:

  • Suzanne Hertz, in Code Lyoko television series

Usage examples of "hertz".

At the rate Michael was chewing, she figured she had ample time to snag her luggage off the carousel and make it to curbside in time to rendezvous with him at the Hertz shuttle stop.

XV TELEGRAPHING WITHOUT WIRES The First Suggestion--Morse Sends Messages Through the Water--Trowbridge Telegraphs Through the Earth--Experiments of Preece and Heaviside in England--Edison Telegraphs from Moving Trains--Researches of Hertz Disclose the Hertzian Waves.

A few weeks ago, Hertz and other rental companies began unbolting the logos from their cars because so many customers had been attacked by smash-and-grab robbers.

The Argus bandpasses were narrower than a hertz, so to be detected the transmitters must be modulating very slowly, slower than one bit of information a second.

Typical frequencies are between 1 and about 20 Hertz (or cycles per second)-less than the familiar 60 cycles per second frequency of alternating currents in electrical outlets in North America.

When Jack collected the compact air-conditioned yellow Toyota from the Hertz agency, the young Hispanic said, ‘You’ll find four complimentary bottles of Calistoga Water under the passenger seat.

Researchers have found that frequencies as low as one hertz (one cycle per second) have a definite effect on the inner ear, somehow short-circuiting its equilibrium and causing dizziness.

He heard -- and felt -- the crunch as the rear off-side of the car slammed into the opposite wall, but Denison was not particularly worried about the property of the Hertz Company at that moment because he saw the dipped headlights of a vehicle coming up the Spiralen towards him.

Hunting licence ditto, but small game only, vermin, as it isn't quite the deer season yet, also driving licence to replace the provisional one I had waiting for you with the Hertz people.

Stimulated by Maxwell's mathematical conclusions, Hertz and Marconi were soon afterwards able to demonstrate those phenomena which have led on the one hand to the electro-magnetic theory of light, and on the other to the practical achievements of wireless communication.

The German physicist Heinrich Hertz in 1887 was the first to find that when electromagnetic radiation—.

The finbacks, for example, emit extremely loud sounds at a frequency of twenty Hertz, down near the lowest octave on the piano keyboard.

He would return the Hertz egg to Burlington International Airport in Vermont and take a bus home, fuzzing his identity psychocreatively.

He went on, “Every year the quality leasers, like Hertz and Interplanet, sell off their used cars.

Hertz and Avis, for example, operate such large fleets of autos and purchase on so large a scale, that they can win price, design, and service concessions from the manufacturers that no individual car buyer could hope to obtain.