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heterodyne

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adjective het·ero·dyne \ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdīn, ˈhe-trə-\

Definition of heterodyne

  1. :  of or relating to the production of an electrical beat between two radio frequencies of which one usually is that of a received signal-carrying current and the other that of an uninterrupted current introduced into the apparatus; also :  of or relating to the production of a beat between two optical frequencies



Origin and Etymology of heterodyne

heter- + -dyne, modification of Greek dynamis power — more at dynamic


First Known Use: 1908


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heterodyne

verb het·ero·dyne

Definition of heterodyne

heterodyned

heterodyning

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to combine (as a radio frequency) with a different frequency so that a beat is produced



1923

First Known Use of heterodyne

1923

Rhymes with heterodyne

accipitrine, adamantine, adulterine, alexandrine, amaranthine, assembly line, attention line, Australian pine, Austrian pine, count palatine, die on the vine, elephantine, fall into line, fortified wine, graphic design, labyrinthine, lateral line, loblolly pine, Monterey pine, poverty line, production line, receiving line, Schleswig-Holstein, sweetheart neckline, top-of-the-line


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