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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Kilohertz.

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  • n. A thousand cycles (of any periodic phenomenon)
  • n. A thousand cycles per second; a kilohertz

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. one thousand periods per second


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  • There Smith discovered that the frequency dial was one kilocycle off.

    The Attack on the Liberty

  • For use of frequencies in the 4960–4980 kilocycle range to overcome radio interference by solar storms a.k.a., the Dellinger effect, see SRH-355, pp.


  • In addition, a piercing audio alarm, guaranteed to set teeth on edge as it warbled up and down through a kilocycle range, sounded on the unit's seldom-used speaker.

    The Ghost from the Grand Banks

  • KHz Kilohertz -- international unit for kilocycle.

    The Dawn of Amateur Radio in the U.K. and Greece: a personal view

  • Also, I'm going to cut our slit down to a width of one kilocycle, if I can possibly figure out a way of working on that narrow a band, and I'm going to step up our shifting speed to a hundred thousand.

    Skylark Three

  • A first day communications intelligence student, aware that Radio Tokyo and Radio Ominato were transmitting to warships using the 11,000 to 16,000 kilocycle range, could consult the Bureau’s charts and could approximate—if not pinpoint—the position of the vessels.



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