de·​mod·​u·​late (ˌ)dē-ˈmä-jə-ˌlāt How to pronounce demodulate (audio)
demodulated; demodulating; demodulates

transitive verb

: to extract the information from (a modulated signal)

Examples of demodulate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) digital signal processing is then used to separate and demodulate the individual signals at the receiving end. IEEE Spectrum, 26 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of demodulate was in 1927

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“Demodulate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 May. 2024.

Kids Definition


de·​mod·​u·​late (ˈ)dē-ˈmäj-ə-ˌlāt How to pronounce demodulate (audio)
: to get the information from (a modulated radio, laser, or computer signal)
demodulator noun
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