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Modulate

Modulate

WordNet



verb


(1)   Vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
(2)   Adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
(3)   Fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
"Regulate the temperature"
"Modulate the pitch"
(4)   Vary the pitch of one's speech
(5)   Change the key of, in music
"Modulate the melody"
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Etymology


< , pp. of < ; see modulus. Cf. module.

Verb



  1. To regulate, adjust or adapt
  2. To change the pitch, intensity or tone of one's voice or of a musical instrument
  3. to vary the amplitude, frequency or phase of a carrier wave in proportion to the amplitude etc of a source wave (such as speech or music)
  4. to move from one key or tonality to another, especially by using a chord progression

Verb


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