Definition of modulation
1 : an inflection of the tone or pitch of the voice; specifically : the use of stress or pitch to convey meaning
2 : a regulating according to measure or proportion : tempering
3 : a change from one musical key to another by modulating
4 : the process of modulating a carrier or signal (as in radio); also : the result of this process
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The last of my three gripes: The brake modulation has too much travel.
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