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subcarrier

or sub-car·ri·er

[ suhb-kar-ee-er ]
/ sʌbˈkær i ər /
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noun Radio.

a carrier wave used to modify or modulate another carrier wave.

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Origin of subcarrier

First recorded in 1950–55; sub- + carrier
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British Dictionary definitions for subcarrier

subcarrier
/ (ˈsʌbˌkærɪə) /

noun

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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