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gigahertz

[′gig·ə‚hərts]
(communications)
Unit of frequency equal to 109 hertz. Abbreviated GHz. Also known as gigacycle (gc); kilomegacycle; kilomegahertz.

GigaHertz

(unit)
(GHz) Billions of cycles per second.

The unit of frequency used to measure the clock rate of modern digital logic, including microprocessors.

gigahertz

One billion cycles per second. See GHz.
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