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modulation

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noun mod·u·la·tion \ˌmä-jə-ˈlā-shən\

Definition of modulation

  1. 1 :  an inflection of the tone or pitch of the voice; specifically :  the use of stress or pitch to convey meaning

  2. 2 :  a regulating according to measure or proportion :  tempering

  3. 3 :  a change from one musical key to another by modulating

  4. 4 :  the process of modulating a carrier or signal (as in radio); also :  the result of this process



1501

First Known Use of modulation

1501


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modulation

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noun mod·u·la·tion \ˌmäj-ə-ˈlā-shən\

Medical Definition of modulation

  1. 1:  the act or process of modulating

  2. 2:  a reversible change in histological structure due to physiological factors




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