heterodyne oscillator

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Noun1.heterodyne oscillator - an oscillator whose output heterodynes with the incoming radio signal to produce sum and difference tones
heterodyne receiver, superhet, superheterodyne receiver - a radio receiver that combines a locally generated frequency with the carrier frequency to produce a supersonic signal that is demodulated and amplified
oscillator - generator that produces sonic oscillations or alternating current