Meaning – A carrier, or carrier wave, is a waveform that is modulated with n information bearing signal for the very purpose of conveying the information.

This wave has a much higher frequency than the input signal itself, and its application is to transmit the information through space as a simple electromagnetic wave, or to allow several carriers to share a common transmission medium.

The term is also relevant in music production, where it refers to a signal that can be controlled by a modulating signal to change the sound property of an audio recording and also add a sense of depth and movement.

Example of usage“During his training period, the engineer was taught how to study and work with carrier waves along with the various applications that can be performed with the same.”