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[moj-uh-ley-ter] /ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪ tər/

a person or thing that modulates.
Telecommunications. a device for modulating a carrier wave.

c.1500, from Latin modulator, literally “one who modulates” in various senses (e.g. “musical director”), agent noun from past participle stem of modulari (see modulation). Meaning “device that produces modulation of a wave” is from 1919.


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