carrier wave

Definitions

General Science

Aviation

  • noun a radio signal that is transmitted continuously at a constant amplitude and frequency

Electronics

  • An electromagnetic wave which is intended to be modulated by an information-bearing signal. Such a wave may be amplitude, frequency, or phase modulated. Used in RF transmissions such as those of TV, radio, telephone, or satellite. Also called carrier (1). Its abbreviation is CW.
  • acronymCW

Military

  • noun an electromagnetic wave used to carry a radio signal
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