carrier wave

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carrier wave

n.
An electromagnetic wave that can be modulated, as in frequency, amplitude, or phase, to transmit speech, music, images, or other signals.
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carrier wave

n
(Electronics) a wave of fixed amplitude and frequency that is modulated in amplitude, frequency, or phase in order to carry a signal in radio transmission, etc. See amplitude modulation, frequency modulation
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Noun1.carrier wave - a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal
radio emission, radio radiation, radio wave - an electromagnetic wave with a wavelength between 0.5 cm to 30,000 m
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