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A headland is a point of land, usually high and often with a sheer drop, that extends out into a body of water.


Hertz (abbreviated: Hz) is the standard unit of measurement used for measuring frequency. Since frequency is measured in cycles per second, one hertz equals one cycle per second.

Honours degree
The term Honours degree has different meanings for different degrees. Most commonly it is an award in connection with undergraduate Bachelor's degree variations.

Stands for "HyperText Transport Protocol Secure." HTTPS is the same thing as HTTP, but uses a secure socket layer (SSL) for security purposes. Some examples of sites that use HTTPS include banking and investment websites, ecommerce websites, and most websites that require you to log in.Websites that use the standard HTTP protocol transmit and receive data in an unsecured manner. This means it is possible for someone to eavesdrop on the data being transferred between the user and the Web server.


Hyper-threading is a technology developed by Intel Corporation. Hyper-threading allows two streams to be executed in parallel, it is almost like having two separate processors working together.

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