picture carrier

picture carrier

[′pik·chər ‚kar·ē·ər]
(communications)
A carrier frequency located 1.25 megahertz above the lower frequency limit of a standard National Television Systems Committee television signal; in color television, it is used for transmitting color information. Also known as luminance carrier.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.