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subcarrier Syllabification: sub·car·ri·er
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌkerēər/

Definition of subcarrier in English:


A carrier wave modulated by a signal wave and then used with other subcarriers to modulate the main carrier wave.
Example sentences
  • Recording/reproducing device which receives an FM multiplexed signal comprising a subcarrier or a darc signal and outputs traffic information after detecting an intermission.
  • The subcarrier, from the receiver audio output, was recorded on a DAT tape recorder and later converted to a computer sound file.
  • Additional subcarriers are sometimes found in the region of 57kHz - 96kHz.
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