AskDefine | Define kilocycle

Dictionary Definition

kilocycle n : one thousand periods per second [syn: kilohertz, kHz, kilocycle per second, kc]

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. A thousand cycles (of any periodic phenomenon)
  2. (elliptically) A thousand cycles per second; a kilohertz

Extensive Definition

A thousand cycles, of any periodic phenomenon.
kilocycle or kilocycles may refer to:
  • A measurement of usage of reciprocating machines, especially presses.
  • Kilocycles (as an abbreviation of kilocycles per second) is an old term for what is today known as kilohertz.
  • A thousand repetitions of any periodic phenomenon, from the prefix kilo and the suffix -cycle.


Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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