Definition of beat frequency in English:

beat frequency

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noun

Physics
  • The number of beats per second, equal to the difference in the frequencies of two interacting tones or oscillations: amplitude modulated beat frequency [as modifier]: a beat frequency oscillator
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    • 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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