chrominance subcarrier

chrominance subcarrier

[′krō·mə·nəns səb′kar·ē·ər]
(communications)
The 3.579545-megahertz carrier whose modulation sidebands are added to the monochrome signal to convey color information in a color television receiver. Also known as chrominance carrier; color carrier; color subcarrier; subcarrier.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.