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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A sixty-six megahertz is gon na do the programs.
▪ For example, the 6x686-P200 system I tested uses a Cyrix chip with a clock speed of 166 megahertz.
▪ Id says Quake requires a Pentium, though it will run slowly on a 66 or 100 megahertz 80486.
▪ The Pentium chip-powered machines will run at 133 megahertz or more and cost about $ 2, 500.
▪ They operate in the same frequency range of the radio spectrum as analog cellular -- around 800 megahertz.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1941, from mega- + Hertz.


n. A unit equal to one million cycles per second.


n. one million periods per second [syn: MHz, megacycle per second, megacycle, Mc]

Megahertz (record producer)

Dorsey Wesley, better known by his stage name Megahertz, is an American record producer, composer and songwriter.

Vibe Magazine dubbed Megahertz one of music's "10 Most Valuable Producers", while ranked him on its list of the "Top 50 Greatest Hip-Hop Producers".

Described by Billboard Magazine as a "Powerful Producer", Megahertz has enjoyed commercial success producing music for television, film, video games, mixtapes & songs that have been certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum.

Associated with artists such as P. Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z, 50 Cent, R. Kelly, Busta Rhymes, Nas & Saturday Night Live's Robert Smigel – it has been said that Megahertz "..brings the wattage."

Megahertz (horse)

Megahertz (foaled May 4, 1999 in Great Britain) is a Thoroughbred racehorse who raced in France and the United States.

Raced at age two, Megahertz made eight starts, compiling a record of 1-1-2. Her only win came in the Prix Hotel du Golf Barriere at the Deauville-La Touques Racecourse. Owned by trainer Robert Collet, after her first two starts Megahertz was sold to a racing partnership and her training was taken over by Nicolas Clement. At the end of the year she was sold to American Michael Bello who brought her to the California stable of Bobby Frankel.

Megahertz made her first start in the United States on January 9, 2002, winning the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Park. She did it in what would become her trademark style, coming from the back of the field to win in the homestretch. She went on to win another four stakes that year including the American Oaks. As a four-year-old, Megahertz won the Santa Barbara Handicap and her first Grade I event, the John C. Mabee Handicap. Back on the track at age five in 2004, she won the San Gorgonio Handicap and her second Santa Barbara Handicap. In her final year of racing at age six, Megahertz won the Beverly Hills and Santa Ana Handicaps, plus a record third straight Santa Barbara Handicap. From 2003 through 2005, Megahertz competed in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, earning her best finish in 2004 when she finished fifth to winner, Ouija Board.

Retired from racing, Megahertz was bred to Giant's Causeway and produced a colt named Causeithertz on February 18, 2007. At the November 2007 Keeneland Sales, owner Michael Bello sold Megahertz in foal to Bernardini for $2.1 million to Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stable. 1 On February 29, 2008 she gave birth to a filly.

Megahertz (disambiguation)

Megahertz may refer to:

  • 1,000,000 Hertz (the SI unit of frequency)
  • Megahertz (horse), a Thoroughbred racehorse
  • Megahertz (record producer), American record producer, composer and songwriter

Usage examples of "megahertz".

Tornados create an electrical disturbance somewhere in the 55 megahertz range, close to the frequency band assigned to channel 2.

They evidently use a frequency modulation of megahertz electromagnetic radiation.

Among those special chips is the CYPRIS microprocessor, designed to operate at 40 megahertz and able to obtain nearly 35 MIPS (million instructions per second).

And 60,080 megaHertz was the frequency of Blackjack Goring pirate radio network!

We can listen in on cellular calls with my Radio Shack Pro-46 scanner - I altered its megahertz range with a soldering gun - or maybe listen to some crank calls I have on tape - hack a few passwords.

We can listen in on cellular calls with my Radio Shack Pro-46 scanner-I altered its megahertz range with a soldering gun- or maybe listen to some crank calls I have on tape-hack a few passwords.

The scanner could not detect broadcasts from two-way radios, such as those used by the police and taxi drivers, which operated on a UHF frequency in the range of four-hundred megahertz.

Over a period of years most of the cats were treed, tranquilized and fitted with durable plastic collars that emitted a regular electronic signal on a frequency of 150 megahertz.