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 (gĭg′ə-sī′kəl, jĭg′-)
n. Abbr. Gc
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Noun1.gigacycle - 1,000,000,000 periods per second
rate - a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit; "they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour"; "the rate of change was faster than expected"
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Effect of inclusion on subsurface crack initiation and gigacycle fatigue strength.
Newman [33] has recently referred that [DELTA][] is not valid in gigacycle fatigue region for short cracks as there is no continuous crack propagation below (da/dN) = [10.sup.-7] mm/cycle, which is smaller than one lattice spacing per cycle [19].