in·​ter·​mod·​u·​la·​tion | \ ˌin-tər-ˌmä-jə-ˈlā-shən How to pronounce intermodulation (audio) \

Definition of intermodulation

: the production in an electrical device of currents having frequencies equal to the sums and differences of frequencies supplied to the device or of their harmonics

Examples of intermodulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crucially, this would explain why some victims heard a noise and others did not, as intermodulation distortion is highly localized. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Some Experts Think the Mysterious Cuba Embassy Noise Wasn't an Attack At All," 2 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of intermodulation

1931, in the meaning defined above

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“Intermodulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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