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Designating or relating to a circuit in which the part used for detection is also used as the local oscillator.
An autodyne circuit. Now rare.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Circular United States Bureau of Standards. From auto- + -dyne, after heterodyne.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.