superheterodyne


su·per·het·ero·dyne

adjective \ˌsü-pər-ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdīn, -ˈhe-trə-\

Definition of SUPERHETERODYNE

:  used in or being a radio receiver in which an incoming signal is mixed with a locally generated frequency to produce an ultrasonic signal that is then rectified, amplified, and rectified again to reproduce the sound
superheterodyne noun

Origin of SUPERHETERODYNE

supersonic + heterodyne
First Known Use: 1922

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