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[aw-tuh-dahyn] /ˈɔ təˌdaɪn/
noun, Electronics.
a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator.
Origin of autodyne
First recorded in 1915-20; auto-1 + dyne Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The connections for the autodyne, or self-heterodyne, receiving set are shown in Fig. 60.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
  • From this you will see that any regenerative set can be used for autodyne, or self-heterodyne, reception.

    The Radio Amateur's Hand Book A. Frederick Collins
British Dictionary definitions for autodyne


(electronics) denoting or relating to an electrical circuit in which the same elements and valves are used as oscillator and detector
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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