from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having alternating currents of two different frequencies that are combined to produce two new frequencies, the sum and difference of the original frequencies, either of which may be used in radio or television receivers by proper tuning or filtering.
- transitive v. To combine (a radio-frequency wave) with a locally generated wave of different frequency in order to produce a new frequency equal to the sum or difference of the two.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of, two oscillations, having two slightly different frequencies such that, when combined, they produce a beat
- n. The beat so produced
- n. Either the sum or difference of the two oscillations
- v. To produce heterodyne interference in a radio
- v. To change the frequency of a signal by such a process
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the beat produced by heterodyning two oscillations
- 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
hetero- + -dyne, power, frequency (from Greek dunamis, power; see dynamic).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
hetero- + -dyne (Wiktionary)