Frequency is the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit time. It is also referred to as temporal frequency. The period is the duration of one cycle in a repeating event, so the period is the reciprocal of the frequency. For example, if a newborn baby's heart beats at a frequency of 120 times a minute, its period (the interval between beats) is half a second.

Read more about Frequency:  Definitions and Units, Frequency of Waves, Period Versus Frequency, Other Types of Frequency, Frequency Ranges

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