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intermodulation distortion[‚in·tər‚mäj·ə′lā·shən di‚stȯr·shən]
Nonlinear distortion characterized by the appearance of output frequencies equal to the sums and differences of integral multiples of the input frequency components; harmonic components also present in the output are usually not included as part of the intermodulation distortion.
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intermodulation distortion(electronics, communications)
(IMD) Nonlinear distortion in a system or transducer, characterised by the appearance in the output of frequencies equal to the sums and differences of integral multiples of the two or more component frequencies present in the input waveform.
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