frequency vs oftenness what difference

what is difference between frequency and oftenness

English

Alternative forms

  • frequence (obsolete)

Etymology

From Latin frequentia, from frequens.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: frĕʹkwən-sē, IPA(key): /ˈfɹiːkwənsi/

Noun

frequency (plural frequencies)

  1. (uncountable or countable) The rate of occurrence of anything; the relationship between incidence and time period.
    • With growing confidence, the Viking’s raids increased in frequency.
    • The frequency of bus service has been improved from one every 15 to one every 12 minutes.
  2. (uncountable) The property of occurring often rather than infrequently.
    • The FAQ addresses questions that come up with some frequency.
    • The frequency of the visits was what annoyed him.
  3. (countable) The quotient of the number of times



    n


    {\displaystyle n}

    a periodic phenomenon occurs over the time




    t


    {\displaystyle t}

    in which it occurs:




    f
    =
    n

    /

    t


    {\displaystyle f=n/t}

    .

    • The frequency of the musical note A above middle C is 440 oscillations per second.
    • The frequency of a wave is its velocity



      v


      {\displaystyle v}

      divided by its wavelength




      λ


      {\displaystyle \lambda }

      :




      f
      =
      v

      /

      λ


      {\displaystyle f=v/\lambda }

      .

    • Broadcasting live at a frequency of 98.3 megahertz, we’re your rock alternative!
    • The frequency for electric power in the Americas is generally 60 Hz rather than 50.
  4. (statistics) number of times an event occurred in an experiment (absolute frequency)

Synonyms

  • (rate of occurrence): oftenness; see also Thesaurus:commonness
  • freq

Antonyms

  • (rate of occurrence): period

Derived terms

  • dual-frequency

Related terms

  • frequent
  • frequentative
  • frequenter

Translations

See also

  • cadence
  • commonness
  • occurrence
  • periodicity

Further reading

  • Frequency (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • frequency in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • frequency in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.
  • frequency at OneLook Dictionary Search

Anagrams

  • quefrency


English

Etymology

often +‎ -ness. Compare Middle English oftnes (frequency).

Noun

oftenness (uncountable)

  1. (rare) The quality of happening often; frequency.

Synonyms

  • frequency; see also Thesaurus:commonness

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