modulation modulation  /ˌmɑ dʒə ˈleɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) a musical passage moving from one key to another
  2. (n) (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase
  3. (n) rise and fall of the voice pitch
  4. (n) a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
  5. (n) the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)


  1. Frequency modulation can be described as changing the length of the radio wave.
  2. The shift under way in Bush's foreign policy is bigger and more seismic than a change of wardrobe or a modulation of tone.
  3. It is a modulation, a move to preserve the free market by controlling its excesses.


  1. ITT to Showcase High-Torque, Precision-Controlled Utility Actuator During 2013 Paris Air Show

    In conjunction with its participation in the 2013 Paris Air Show, ITT Corporation will showcase a high-torque, precision-controlled actuator technology that allows modulation in an aircraft’s RAM air door during flight.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. System Design Tools support satcom and navigation.

    Available for SystemVue, W1919 GNSS baseband verification and W1902 Digital Modem libraries allow system designers to bring instrument-grade standards references into design simulation early in R&D process. GNSS library offers GPS transmit/receive algorithm reference, fading and multi-satellite constellation support, and modulation references for Beidou, GLONASS, and Galile. Digital Modem ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: ThomasNet


  1. "In addition to the usual current-modulation capability, the tunnel junction provides an enhanced means for voltage-controlled modulation of the photon output of the transistor laser," said Nick Holonyak Jr., a John Bardeen Chair Professor of...
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: Nick Holonyak Jr Source: Science Daily (press release)

  2. "The data presented today show that XL228 has been well tolerated and exhibits favorable pharmacokinetics and target modulation," said Michael M. Morrissey, PhD, President of Research and Development at Exelixis. "The compound shows clear...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Morrissey Source: Business Wire (press release)

  3. "I think Amitabh Bachchan has a perfect voice modulation and tremendous presence. This is one role that has not been written for him," says Akhtar in an interview to PTI.
    on Jan 18, 2006 By: Javed Akhtar Source: Hindu

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