[moj-uh-leyt] /ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪt/
verb (used with object), modulated, modulating.
to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion; soften; tone down.
to alter or adapt (the voice) according to the circumstances, one’s listener, etc.
Telecommunications. to cause the amplitude, frequency, phase, or intensity of (a carrier wave) to vary in accordance with a sound wave or other signal, the frequency of the signal wave usually being very much lower than that of the carrier.
verb (used without object), modulated, modulating.
Music. to pass from one key to another:
to modulate abruptly from A to B flat.
(transitive) to change the tone, pitch, or volume of
(transitive) to adjust or regulate the degree of
(transitive) (physics, electronics) to cause to vary by a process of modulation
1610s, in music, back-formation from modulation, or else from Latin modulatus, past participle of modulari. General sense from 1620s. In telecommunications from 1908. Related: Modulated; modulating.
To vary the amplitude, frequency, or some other characteristic of a signal or power source. See also amplitude modulation, frequency modulation.
[moj-uh-ley-ter] /ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪ tər/ noun 1. a person or thing that modulates. 2. Telecommunications. a device for modulating a carrier wave. n. 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 […]
adjective pertaining to modulation, change, variation
/ˈməʊɪzəm/ noun 1. the religious and ethical teaching of Mo-Zi and his followers, emphasizing universal love, ascetic self-discipline, and obedience to the will of Heaven
[mwa-sahn] /mwaˈsɑ̃/ noun 1. Henri [ahn-ree] /ɑ̃ˈri/ (Show IPA), 1852–1907, French chemist: Nobel prize 1906.