amplitude modulation

noun

Definition of amplitude modulation

: modulation of the amplitude of a radio carrier wave in accordance with the strength of the audio or other signal also : a broadcasting system using such modulation — compare frequency modulation

Examples of amplitude modulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early experiments with radio communication developed amplitude modulation around 1900. Kiona N. Smith, Forbes, 31 May 2021 The current electric motors generate radio frequency interference (RFI) in the same wavelengths as amplitude modulation (AM) signals, creating static. Motormouth Bob Weber, Star Tribune, 21 May 2021

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First Known Use of amplitude modulation

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of amplitude modulation was in 1921

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“Amplitude modulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/amplitude%20modulation. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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