modulation

noun mod·u·la·tion \ ˌmä-jə-ˈlā-shən \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

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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First Known Use of modulation

1501


Medical Dictionary

modulation

noun mod·u·la·tion \ ˌmäj-ə-ˈlā-shən \

medical Definition of modulation

1 : the act or process of modulating
2 : a reversible change in histological structure due to physiological factors


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