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English Dictionary: Frequency by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
frequency
n
  1. the number of occurrences within a given time period; "the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second"; "the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older"
    Synonym(s): frequency, frequence, oftenness
  2. the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations
    Synonym(s): frequency, relative frequency
  3. the number of observations in a given statistical category
    Synonym(s): frequency, absolute frequency
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Frequency \Fre"quen*cy\, n.; pl. {Frequencies}. [L. frequentia
      numerous attendance, multitude: cf. F. fr[82]quence. See
      {Frequent}.]
      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.
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