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intermediate frequency

noun, Radio.
the middle frequency in a superheterodyne receiver, at which most of the amplification takes place.
Abbreviation: if.
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1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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intermediate frequency

(electronics) the frequency to which the signal carrier frequency is changed in a superheterodyne receiver and at which most of the amplification takes place
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