frequency modulation


Definition of frequency modulation

: modulation of the frequency of the carrier wave in accordance with speech or a signal also : fm

Examples of frequency modulation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Some companies are working on a more complex approach called continuous-wave frequency modulation. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Why experts believe cheaper, better lidar is right around the corner," 1 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of frequency modulation

1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Frequency modulation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2021.

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