Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Electronics) Having either amplitude, intensity, frequency, or phase altered at intervals to represent information to be transmitted; -- of the carrier wave of a radio signal transmitted from one device to another for the purpose of conveying information. Opposite of unmodulated.
  • adjective altered in volume as well as tone or pitch.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of modulate.

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  • adjective changed or adjusted in pitch, tone, or volume
  • adjective altered in volume as well as tone or pitch

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Examples

  • I, Ms. Rationality, am able to discuss in modulated tones how the market for this topic has changed; or conversely it's been done to death (even if I could have done it better); or the editor wouldn't have the good sense to recognize a great idea if he were on the Titanic and being offered a life preserver.

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  • The primary runs at its resonant frequency in the 41 KHz range, and is modulated from the control unit in order to generate the tones you hear.

    Boing Boing

  • His latest exercise in modulated hedonism may not have much to say on the politics of happiness, but sometimes that can be a blessing.

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  • So the Minister chanted in modulated song these couplets,

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • Sernadas et al. 2002b, other examples of collapse were presented, and a solution to the problem was proposed by means of a controlled notion of algebraic fibring called modulated fibring.

    Combining Logics

  • While this has been described as a modulated carrier wave, and carrier waves are usually considered continuous, pulsed radars do not send a continuous signal: the carrier is turned on only when it is modulated into pulses

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  • And yet it is a flawlessly delivered lie, spoken in the kind of modulated tone you would expect from an IMF technocrat.

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  • Try speaking in a room with a 20Hz wave and your voice will be modulated which is audiable.

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  • Latterly, however, the circles which he mostly frequented in Paris had voted strong revolutionary ardour to be mauvais ton; a kind of modulated royalism, or rather Louis

    La Vend�e

  • Latterly, however, the circles which he mostly frequented in Paris had voted strong revolutionary ardour to be mauvais ton; a kind of modulated royalism, or rather Louis Seizeism, had become fashionable; and Adolphe

    La Vendée

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