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autodyne

[aw-tuh-dahyn]
noun Electronics.
  1. a type of heterodyne circuit containing a vacuum tube or transistor that acts simultaneously as a detector and oscillator.
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Origin of autodyne

First recorded in 1915–20; auto-1 + dyne
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Examples from the Web for autodyne

Historical Examples

  • 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

autodyne

adjective
  1. electronics denoting or relating to an electrical circuit in which the same elements and valves are used as oscillator and detector
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