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  • v. Present participle of heterodyne.


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  • It was not a whining, nor a rustling of magnetic field disturbance, nor crackling, nor howling of heterodyning, mutually interfering waves; nor was it a distorted impulse, nor even a distorted radiating effect, which appeared only rarely in hypercom traffic but which for unexplained reasons broadcast the telecom signal in all directions except the one into which it was supposed to be sent.

    Pigeons Having Sex On An Air Conditioner In New York

  • "Merely a new heterodyning frequency on the wave producing the barrier," he explained quite unintelligibly.

    "The Barrier" by Harl Vincent, part 5

  • Instead of carrying voice or television impulses, the heterodyning frequency produces nodes of energy at regular intervals throughout the enormous length of the tube -- magnetic fields of unbelievable power which draw the projectile-like car along within the tube with ever-increasing velocity.

    "Thia of the Drylands" by Harl Vincent, part 1

  • The radio processes the signal: Most modern radios also include a heterodyning stage that converts the radio-frequency signal to a fixed intermediate frequency that subsequent circuits are optimized to handle.

    The Nature of Technology

  • It produces a great number of individual frequencies separated in definite multiples between which there are heterodyning effects which result in an almost infinite number of beat notes to cover any result desired.

    "High-Frequency War" by Harl Vincent, part 3

  • It is made worse by the further heterodyning as the spaceship's negative force interacts with the terraformer's positive pull.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • At reassembly, it superheterodynes with the main signal; the heterodyning produces a set of parasitic sound frequencies.

    The Final Reflection

  • Van Rijn equalized positive and negative forces in a heterodyning interplay which, in effect, welded him fast.

    The Earth Book of Stormgate

  • There's a blanking or heterodyning effect where the weaker transition is damped out by the other one.

    The Man with Two Faces

  • Normally, of course, this effect is unimportant; but when you pass the impulses, either way, through a set of heterodyning and amplifying units, with a high negative feedback.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame


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