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intermediate frequency

Syllabification: in·ter·me·di·ate fre·quen·cy

Definition of intermediate frequency in English:


The frequency to which a radio signal is converted during heterodyne reception.
Example sentences
  • TV detection works by detecting leakage from the receiver of the oscillator used to convert the received frequency down to the intermediate frequency used inside the receiver.
  • The components are connected using an intermediate frequency that carries both power and data.
  • The center frequency of the output range is called the intermediate frequency, or IF.

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