- 1Exert a modifying or controlling influence on: the state attempts to modulate private business’s cash flowMore example sentences
- Much of this effort will be directed, in one form or other, at modulating the regulatory systems controlling physiological systems.
- Generally more economical shower controls modulate only temperature.
- This influence works both by modulating endocrine function such as insulin secretion and by increasing the rate of glycogenolysis and fatty acid mobilization.
- 2Vary the strength, tone, or pitch of (one’s voice): we all modulate our voice by hearing itMore example sentences
adjust, change the tone of, vary, inflect
- The way one modulates the voice, its pitch, tone and tenor to speak to different persons is nothing but mimicry.
- The man could modulate his voice into a great variety of tones, booming, hushed, lyrical, penitent, frightened.
- And, like any good schoolteacher, she modulates her voice to great effect; during moments of particular drama, she is known for speaking to juries in a barely audible whisper.
- 2.1Alter the amplitude or frequency of (an electromagnetic wave or other oscillation) in accordance with the variations of a second signal, typically one of a lower frequency: radio waves are modulated to carry the analogue information of the voiceMore example sentences
- Method and apparatus for transmitting broadband amplitude modulated radio frequency signals over optical links
- A method and apparatus for equalizing a received quadrature amplitude modulated signal is disclosed.
- Multiple radio channel frequency signals that are modulated with respective information modulation are transmitted from a common antenna at multiple radio frequencies.
- 2.2 [no object] Music Change from one key to another: the first half of the melody, modulating from E minor to GMore example sentences
- However, there were exceptions; Domenico Scarlatti, for example, sometimes chose to modulate to the mediant at the end of the first section.
- Each of the first movements is, in its way, a grand synthesis of ritornello and sonata form: only one, K.449, modulates out of the home key in the opening tutti.
- In any case, this limits a composer's ability to modulate on the piano, where players can't adjust intonation, except crudely and awkwardly, while they perform.
- 2.3 [no object] (modulate into) Change from one form or condition into (another): the fraught silence would modulate into conciliatory monosyllablesMore example sentences
- It is likely that the military activity will have to modulate into the form of intensive, highly militarised policing which characterised the last 30 years in Northern Ireland.
- This morning I'd allowed my gazing into space to modulate into a full-scale reverie, and I'd lost track completely.
- After this opening, the images of aggression modulate into images that expose the force of her wisdom and erotic energy.
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- However, the generality of this modulation is tempered by two findings.
- Basic knowledge in diction and modulations are the bare essentials.
- In 360, modulations of light, colour and sound converge in a 360-degree virtual theatre that envelops the audience within a circle of 16 screens.
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- The electroholographic system consists of a special-purpose computational chip and a high-resolution, reflective mode, liquid-crystal display panel as a spatial light modulator.
- I often assign pitch bend as a modulator of pan position allowing me to slide sounds around in the stereo field.
- Health shops are swamped with immune-boosters, but the remedy I want to recommend is a modulator.
mid 16th century (in the sense 'intone a song'): from Latin modulat- 'measured, made melody', from the verb modulari, from modulus 'measure' (see modulus).