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subcarrier

or sub-car·ri·er

[suhb-kar-ee-er]
noun Radio.
  1. a carrier wave used to modify or modulate another carrier wave.
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British Dictionary definitions for subcarrier

subcarrier

noun
  1. a subsidiary carrier wave that is modulated with information and applied as modulation to a main carrier wave that is already modulated with other information
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