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mod•u•late



Pronunciation: (moj'u-lāt"), [key]
v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.


v.t.
1. to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion; soften; tone down.
2. to alter or adapt (the voice) according to the circumstances, one's listener, etc.
3. Music.
a. to attune to a certain pitch or key.
b. to vary the volume of (tone).
4. 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.

v.i.
1. Telecommunications.
a. to modulate a carrier wave.
b. CB Slang.to talk; visit: Enjoyed modulating with you.
2. Music.to pass from one key to another: to modulate abruptly from A to B flat.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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