intermodulation

[ in-ter-moj-uh-ley-shuh n, -mod-yuh- ]
/ ˌɪn tərˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən, -ˌmɒd yə- /

noun

the production in an electrical device of frequencies that are the sums or differences of frequencies of different inputs or of their harmonics.

Origin of intermodulation

First recorded in 1930–35; inter- + modulation
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British Dictionary definitions for intermodulation

intermodulation

/ (ˈɪntəˌmɒdjʊˈleɪʃən) /

noun

electronics
  1. interaction between two signals in electronic apparatus such that each affects the amplitude of the other
  2. (as modifier)intermodulation distortion
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