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superheterodyne

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adjective su·per·het·ero·dyne \ˌsü-pər-ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdīn, -ˈhe-trə-\

Definition of superheterodyne

  1. :  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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