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heterodyne

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

Origin and Etymology of heterodyne

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


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heterodyne

verb

Definition of heterodyne

heterodyned; heterodyning
: to combine (something, such as a radio frequency) with a different frequency so that a beat is produced

First Known Use of heterodyne

1923

in the meaning defined above

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