parametric amplifier

noun

: a high-frequency amplifier whose operation is based on time variations in a parameter (such as reactance) and which converts the energy at the frequency of an alternating current into energy at the input signal frequency in such a way as to amplify the signal

Word History

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of parametric amplifier was in 1959

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“Parametric amplifier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parametric%20amplifier. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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