superregeneration

superregeneration

[¦sü·pər·ri‚jen·ə′rā·shən]
(electronics)
Regeneration in which the oscillation is broken up or quenched at a frequency slightly above the upper audibility limit of the human ear by a separate oscillator circuit connected between the grid and anode of the amplifier tube, to prevent regeneration from exceeding the maximum useful amount.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.