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1. The act or process of modulating.
2. The state of being modulated.
a. A passing or transition from one key or tonality to another.
b. The result of such a transition.
a. A change in stress, pitch, loudness, or tone of the voice; an inflection of the voice.
b. An instance of such a change or an inflection.
5. The harmonious use of language, as in poetry or prose.
6. Electronics The variation of a property of an electromagnetic wave or signal, such as its amplitude, frequency, or phase.
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1. the act of modulating or the condition of being modulated
2. (Music, other) music the transition from one key to another
3. (Phonetics & Phonology) grammar
a. another word for intonation1
b. the grammatical expression of modality
4. (Electrical Engineering) electrical engineering
a. the act or process of superimposing the amplitude, frequency, phase, etc, of a wave or signal onto another wave (the carrier wave) or signal or onto an electron beam. See also amplitude modulation, frequency modulation, phase modulation, velocity modulation
b. the variation of the modulated signal
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mod•u•la•tion(ˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən, ˌmɒd yə-)
1. the act of modulating.
2. the state of being modulated.
3. harmonic movement from one key to a related key.
4. the use of a particular distribution of stress or pitch in an utterance to show meaning, as the use of rising pitch on here in John is here?
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin]
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|Noun||1.||modulation - a musical passage moving from one key to another|
|2.||modulation - (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase|
electronics - the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices
transmission - communication by means of transmitted signals
pulse modulation - modulation that imposes a signal on a train of pulses
|3.||modulation - rise and fall of the voice pitch |
intonation pattern - intonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements
singsong - a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
|4.||modulation - a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified|
|5.||modulation - the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)|
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modulation[ˌmɒdjʊˈleɪʃən] N (Mus, Phys) → modulación f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
[activity, process] → modulation f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
n (Mus, Rad) → Modulation f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
modulation[ˌmɒdjʊˈleɪʃ/ən] n → modulazione f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. modulación, acto de ajustar o adaptar tal como ocurre en la inflexión de la voz.
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