subcarrier

noun
sub·​carrier | \ "+ \

Definition of subcarrier

: a low-frequency carrier in an electronic system (such as a telemetering system or a multichannel radio system) used to modulate a main carrier and often being itself modulated to carry information

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History and Etymology for subcarrier

sub- + carrier

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“Subcarrier.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcarrier. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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