superheterodyne

adjective
su·​per·​het·​ero·​dyne | \ ˌsü-pər-ˈhe-tə-rə-ˌdīn How to pronounce superheterodyne (audio) , -ˈhe-trə- \

Definition of superheterodyne

: used in or being a radio receiver in which an incoming signal is mixed with a locally generated frequency to produce an ultrasonic signal that is then rectified, amplified, and rectified again to reproduce the sound

Other Words from superheterodyne

superheterodyne noun

First Known Use of superheterodyne

1920, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for superheterodyne

supersonic + heterodyne

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“Superheterodyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/superheterodyne. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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