Meaning of heterodyne
Pronunciation: (het'ur-u-dīn"), [key]
— adj., v., -dyned, -dyn•ing.
- noting or pertaining to a method of changing the frequency of an incoming radio signal by adding it to a signal generated within the receiver to produce fluctuations or beats of a frequency equal to the difference between the two signals.
- to produce a heterodyne effect.
- to mix (a frequency) with a different frequency so as to achieve a heterodyne effect.
- heterodyne (Thesaurus)