intermediate frequency


noun Radio.

the middle frequency in a superheterodyne receiver, at which most of the amplification takes place. Abbreviation: if

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Origin of intermediate frequency

First recorded in 1920–25

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intermediate frequency

noun

electronics the frequency to which the signal carrier frequency is changed in a superheterodyne receiver and at which most of the amplification takes place
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