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mod·u·late

 (mŏj′ə-lāt′)
v. mod·u·lat·ed, mod·u·lat·ing, mod·u·lates
v.tr.
1. To regulate or adjust to a certain degree: physiological mechanisms that modulate the body's metabolic rate.
2. To change or vary the pitch, intensity, or tone of (one's voice or a musical instrument, for example).
3. Electronics
a. To vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves).
b. To vary (electron velocity) in an electron beam.
4. Biochemistry To act on (a receptor, for example) as an activator, an inhibitor, or both.
v.intr. Music
To move from one key or tonality to another by means of a melody or chord progression.

[Latin modulārī, modulāt-, to measure off, to regulate, from modulus, diminutive of modus, measure; see med- in Indo-European roots.]

mod′u·la·bil′i·ty n.
mod′u·la′tive, mod′u·la·to′ry (-lə-tôr′ē) adj.

modulate

(ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt)
vb
1. (tr) to change the tone, pitch, or volume of
2. (tr) to adjust or regulate the degree of
3. (Music, other) music
a. to subject to or undergo modulation in music
b. (often foll by to) to make or become in tune (with a pitch, key, etc)
4. (Electrical Engineering) (tr) physics electronics to cause to vary by a process of modulation
5. (General Physics) (tr) physics electronics to cause to vary by a process of modulation
[C16: from Latin modulātus in due measure, melodious, from modulārī to regulate, from modus measure]
modulability n
ˈmodulative, ˈmodulatory adj
ˈmoduˌlator n

mod•u•late

(ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion.
2. to alter or adapt (the voice) according to the circumstances, one's listener, etc.
3. to cause the amplitude, frequency, phase, or intensity of (a carrier wave) to vary in accordance with a sound wave or other signal.
v.i.
4. to modulate a carrier wave.
5. to move harmonically from one key to a related key.
[1550–60; < Latin modulātus, past participle of modulārī to regulate (sounds). See module, -ate1]
mod`u•la•bil′i•ty (-ləˈbɪl ɪ ti) n.
mod′u•la`tive, mod′u•la•to`ry (-ˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) adj.
mod′u•la`tor, n.

mod·u·late

(mŏj′ə-lāt′)
To vary the amplitude, frequency, or some other characteristic of electromagnetic waves in a way that makes them correspond to a signal or to information that is to be transmitted.

modulate


Past participle: modulated
Gerund: modulating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
I will be modulating
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been modulating
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Conditional
I would modulate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.modulate - change the key of, in musicmodulate - change the key of, in music; "modulate the melody"
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
spiel, play - replay (as a melody); "Play it again, Sam"; "She played the third movement very beautifully"
2.modulate - vary the pitch of one's speech
mouth, speak, talk, verbalise, verbalize, utter - express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
3.modulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate ofmodulate - fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of; "regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
4.modulate - adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
5.modulate - vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)modulate - vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
vary, alter, change - become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence; "her mood changes in accordance with the weather"; "The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season"

modulate

verb adjust, balance, vary, tone, tune, regulate, harmonize, inflect, attune He carefully modulated his voice.
Translations

modulate

[ˈmɒdjʊleɪt] VT (Mus, Phys) → modular

modulate

[ˈmɒdʒʊleɪt] vt
[+ voice, tone] → moduler
[+ activity, process] → moduler

modulate

(Mus, Rad)
vimodulieren; the key modulated from major to minordie Tonart wechselte von Dur nach Moll
vtmodulieren

modulate

[ˈmɒdjʊˌleɪt] vtmodulare
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