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beat frequency

Syllabification: beat fre·quen·cy

Definition of beat frequency in English:

noun

Physics
The number of beats per second, equal to the difference in the frequencies of two interacting tones or oscillations.
Example sentences
  • Some people are sensitive to beat frequencies, the difference between flickering sources at two different rates.
  • The separation distance of images of your hand would be the velocity of your hand divided by the beat frequency, or, as a formula.
  • His interest is in the kind of beat frequencies, harmonics and overtones made by combining tones that differ from each other by only a few hertz, sketching out his ideas using sine waves and oscilloscopes.

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