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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


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heterodyne

verb het·ero·dyne

Definition of heterodyne

heterodyned

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heterodyning

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

First Known Use of heterodyne

1923



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