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superheterodyne

su·per·het·er·o·dyne

superheterodyne

 
pronunciation:
su pr he t r daIn
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
part of speech: adjective
definition: of, pertaining to, or using a method of radio reception in which the incoming signal is transformed into an intermediate frequency which helps with amplification of the signal and eliminates unwanted signals.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a radio receiver capable of converting the incoming signal to an intermediate frequency.