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heterodyne

[ het-er-uh-dahyn ]
/ 藞h蓻t 蓹r 蓹藢da瑟n /
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adjective
noting or pertaining to a method of changing the frequency of an incoming radio signal by adding it to a signal generated within the receiver to produce fluctuations or beats of a frequency equal to the difference between the two signals.
verb (used without object), het路er路o路dyned, het路er路o路dyn路ing.
to produce a heterodyne effect.
verb (used with object), het路er路o路dyned, het路er路o路dyn路ing.
to mix (a frequency) with a different frequency so as to achieve a heterodyne effect.
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Origin of heterodyne

1905鈥10; hetero- + -dyne<Greek d媒namis power
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British Dictionary definitions for heterodyne

heterodyne
/ (藞h蓻t蓹r蓹蕣藢da瑟n) /

verb
electronics to combine by intermodulation (two alternating signals, esp radio signals) to produce two signals having frequencies corresponding to the sum and the difference of the original frequenciesSee also superheterodyne receiver
adjective
produced by, operating by, or involved in heterodyning two signals
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