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05:11 Nov 21, 2001
English to French translations [Non-PRO] Tech/Engineering - Telecom(munications) / telecommunication
Explanation: "porteuse" is feminine, it has been born as "bearer frequency" (fréquence porteuse) in the earlier times of the radio (also called "carrier")
It has kept since them its meaning of frequency used for the transport of the information, the information itself being in the modulation of the bearer: AM: Amplitude Modulation, FM: Frequencey Modulation, phase modulation, not to mention other more obscure methods