from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See gigahertz.
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- n. 1,000,000,000 periods per second
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In 1980, the fastest computer in the world had less than one gigacycle of total processing speed.
Today, Intel builds chips that power hand held cell phones that run above one gigacycle.