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1heterodyne

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

Definition of HETERODYNE

:  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
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Origin of HETERODYNE

heter- + -dyne, modification of Greek dynamis power — more at dynamic
First Known Use: 1908

2heterodyne

verb
heterodynedheterodyn·ing

Definition of HETERODYNE

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

First Known Use of HETERODYNE

1923

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