chrominance-carrier reference

chrominance-carrier reference

[′krō·mə·nəns ¦kar·ē·ər ‚ref·rəns]
(communications)
A continuous signal having the same frequency as the chrominance subcarrier in a color television system and having fixed phase with respect to the color burst; this signal is the reference with which the phase of a chrominance signal is compared for the purpose of modulation or demodulation. Also known as chrominance-subcarrier reference; color-carrier reference; color-subcarrier reference.