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heterodyne

het·er·o·dyne

heterodyne

 
pronunciation:
he t r daIn
parts of speech:
adjective, intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of or designating a merging or method of merging two frequencies such that the resulting frequency equals the sum of or difference between the two, often accomplished by the modification of an incoming signal by a receiver.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: heterodyned, heterodynes, heterodyning
definition: to combine frequencies in a heterodyne manner.
They have developed a receiver that heterodynes.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to merge (two frequencies) so that the resulting frequency equals the sum of or difference between the two.
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