# Definitions and Synonyms of *frequency* | Another word for *frequency* | What is *frequency? *

*Definition 1: the number of observations in a given statistical category - [noun denoting quantity]*

*Synonyms for frequency in the sense of this definition*

*(**frequency* is a kind of ...) the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

*frequency*is a kind of ...) the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes a quantity but not the order

*Definition 2: the ratio of the number of observations in a statistical category to the total number of observations - [noun denoting linkdef]*

*Synonyms for frequency in the sense of this definition*

*(**frequency* is a kind of ...) the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

*frequency*is a kind of ...) the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)

*(... is a kind of **frequency* ) the relative frequency of occurrence of something

*frequency*) the relative frequency of occurrence of something

*Definition 3: the number of occurrences within a given time period - [noun denoting time]*

*Samples where frequency or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*the frequency of modulation was 40 cycles per second**the frequency of his seizures increased as he grew older*

*Synonyms for frequency in the sense of this definition*

*(**frequency* is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

*frequency*is a kind of ...) a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit

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*"they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"**"the rate of change was faster than expected"*### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) an audible acoustic wave frequency

### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) an electromagnetic wave frequency between audio and infrared

### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum; electromagnetic wave frequencies below the visible range

*"they could sense radiation in the infrared"*### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) the reciprocal of the wavelength of a wave

### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) the frequency with which a person is present

*"a student's attendance is an important factor in her grade"*### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) frequency per minute

### (... is a kind of *frequency* ) (telecommunication) the frequency of sampling a continuously varying signal

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