heterodyne

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

hetero- +‎ -dyne

Adjective[edit]

heterodyne (not comparable)

  1. Of, two oscillations, having two slightly different frequencies such that, when combined, they produce a beat

Noun[edit]

heterodyne (plural heterodynes)

  1. The beat so produced
  2. Either the sum or difference of the two oscillations

Verb[edit]

heterodyne (third-person singular simple present heterodynes, present participle heterodyning, simple past and past participle heterodyned)

  1. To produce heterodyne interference in a radio
  2. To change the frequency of a signal by such a process