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[gig-uh-hurts, jig-] /ˈgɪg əˌhɜrts, ˈdʒɪg-/

noun, plural gigahertz, gigahertzes.
one billion .
Abbreviation: GHz.
/ˈɡɪɡəˌhɜːts; ˈdʒɪɡ-/
noun (pl) -hertz
a unit of frequency equal to 109 hertz GHz
A unit of frequency equal to one billion (109) hertz.

(GHz) Billions of cycles per second.
The unit of frequency used to measure the clock rate of modern digital logic, including microprocessors.


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