Modulate Mod"u*late, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Modulated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Modulating}.] [L. modulatus, p. p. of modulari to measure, to modulate, fr. modulus a small measure, meter, melody, dim. of modus. See {Mode}.] 1. To form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion. [1913 Webster]

2. To vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking. [1913 Webster]

Could any person so modulate her voice as to deceive so many? --Broome. [1913 Webster]

3. (Electronics) To alter the amplitude, frequency, phase, or intensity of (the carrier wave of a radio signal) at intervals, so as to represent information to be conveyed by the signal; -- a technique used to convey information by means of radio waves transmitted by one electronic device and received by another. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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