side·​band ˈsīd-ˌband How to pronounce sideband (audio)
: the band of frequencies (as of radio waves) on either side of the carrier frequency produced by modulation

Examples of sideband in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vessel’s original communications equipment, including a single sideband radio and VHF, are preserved in a mini-museum on the bridge. Julia Zaltzman, Robb Report, 14 Feb. 2024 Researchers were working on picture telephones, electronic aids for joggers, computer controls that gave tactile feedback, graphical environments akin to today’s virtual reality, digital sound synthesis, advanced personal computers, and software distribution via FM sidebands. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Oct. 2022 The result is a low-cost SDR that can pick up a huge variety of transmissions with different modulation schemes, including stereo FM from broadcasters, digital data packets from aircraft transponders, and single-sideband modulation (SSB) dispatches from amateur radio operators. IEEE Spectrum, 25 June 2013

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sideband was in 1921

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“Sideband.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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