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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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v. - Combine (a radio frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of a different frequency so as to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or the difference between the two.

Usage examples (33)
  • There had been time for the reply, but still that maddening heterodyne whistle came unbroken from the speaker.
  • It wasn't friction that made the squeal, but a heterodyne of vibrations from the generators that drove the car.
  • A screen worn on the head will heterodyne the outgoing radiation in a random fashion, make it absolutely undecipherable.
  • Appalling sounds come from one end of each-in which they heterodyne each other-and even more appalling conditions prevail at the other ends. for more
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