Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to modulation.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to modulation.

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Examples

  • Debussy doesn't seem atonal to us, but his penchant for using familiar chords (dominant 7ths, for example) for color rather than modulatory function must have exacerbated that modulatory uncertainty — in a Heisenberg-like way, in fact.

    Mod squad

  • But I was listening to Daphnis et Chloe the other night, and I could kind of hear the modulatory point — at any given time, you know aurally what key Ravel is in, but there's far less ability to predict where he's headed next.

    Mod squad

  • Debussy doesn't seem atonal to us, but his penchant for using familiar chords (dominant 7ths, for example) for color rather than modulatory function must have exacerbated that modulatory uncertainty — in a Heisenberg-like way, in fact.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • You need to access your brain's pain modulatory system.

    'Pain Chronicles': Understanding Pain As A Disease

  • You need to access your brain's pain modulatory system.

    'Pain Chronicles': Understanding Pain As A Disease

  • Working with the junkies and alcoholics did not help in my modulatory efforts, I must say, but that was 6+ years ago.

    Archive 2005-02-01

  • Working with the junkies and alcoholics did not help in my modulatory efforts, I must say, but that was 6+ years ago.

    Bad Words

  • While glutamate and GABA can have slow effects as well as fast ones, depending on the receptors involved, peptides typically only have slow modulatory actions.

    Mind Wide Open

  • While glutamate and GABA can have slow effects as well as fast ones, depending on the receptors involved, peptides typically only have slow modulatory actions.

    Mind Wide Open

  • While glutamate and GABA can have slow effects as well as fast ones, depending on the receptors involved, peptides typically only have slow modulatory actions.

    Mind Wide Open

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