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Intermodulation distortion

Intermodulation distortion: Nonlinear distortion[?] characterized by the appearance, in the output of a device, of frequencies that are linear combinations of the fundamental frequencies and all harmonics present in the input signals.

Note: Harmonic components themselves are not usually considered to characterize intermodulation[?] distortion. When the harmonics are included as part of the distortion, a statement to that effect should be made.

Source: from Federal Standard 1037C and from MIL-STD-188



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