Notebook, 1993-



Ratio of Recurrence . . . . At Intervals . . . . Location at a Short Distance Apart . . . . Constancy . . . . Often, Habitual, Regular . . . . Of Position, Acts, Events, Cycles, States, etc.

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1 Frequency n. 1. Also, frequence, state or fact of being frequent; frequent occurrence. 2. ratio of recurrence. 3. Physics. a. the number of periods or regularly occurring events at any given kind in unit time, usually in one second. b. the number of cycles or completed alternations per unit time of a wave or oscillation. Symbol: f. 4. Math. the number of times a value recurs in a unit change of the independent variable of a given function. 5. Statistics. the number of items occuring in a given category. Cf. relative frequency [def. 2]. [< L frequentia assembly, multitude, crowd]

Frequent 1. happening or occurring at short intervals: to make frequent trips to a place. 2. constant, habitual, or regular: a frequent quest. 3. located at short distances apart: a coast with frequent lighthouses. -v.t. 4. to visit often; go often to; be often in: to frequent the art galleries. [Late ME < L frequent- (s. of frequéns) crowded; frequentáre [v.] < frequéns]

[Urdang, Laurence, ed. Random House Dictionary of The English Language. New York: Random House, 1968.]



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