modulate

  • 1 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,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Modulate — Mod u*late, v. i. (Mus.) To pass from one key into another. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 modulate — index adapt, alleviate, alter, change, lessen, limit, obtund, palliate (abate) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 modulate — (v.) 1610s, in music, back formation from MODULATION (Cf. modulation), or else from L. modulatus, pp. of modulari. General sense from 1620s. In telecommunications from 1908. Related: Modulated; modulating …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 modulate — [v] adjust, harmonize attune, balance, fine tune, inflect, regulate, restrain, revamp, switch, temper, tone, transmogrify, tune, tweak, vary; concept 202 Ant. leave alone …

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  • 6 modulate — ► VERB 1) exert a controlling influence on; regulate. 2) vary the strength, tone, or pitch of (one s voice). 3) adjust the amplitude or frequency of (an oscillation or signal). 4) Music change from one key to another. DERIVATIVES modulation noun… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 modulate — [mäj′ə lāt΄] vt. modulated, modulating [< L modulatus, pp. of modulari, to regulate, measure off, arrange < modulus, dim. of modus: see MODE] 1. to regulate, adjust, or adapt to the proper degree 2. to vary the pitch, intensity, etc. of… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 Modulate — Infobox Album | Name = Modulate Type = Album Artist = Bob Mould Released = March 12, 2002 Recorded = Genre = Alternative Length = Label = Granary Music Producer = Bob Mould Reviews = * Allmusic Guide Rating|2|5… …

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  • 9 modulate — [[t]mɒ̱ʤʊleɪt[/t]] modulates, modulating, modulated 1) VERB If you modulate your voice or a sound, you change or vary its loudness, pitch, or tone in order to create a particular effect. [WRITTEN] [V n] He carefully modulated his voice. [Also V]… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 modulate — UK [ˈmɒdjʊleɪt] / US [ˈmɑdʒəˌleɪt] verb Word forms modulate : present tense I/you/we/they modulate he/she/it modulates present participle modulating past tense modulated past participle modulated 1) [intransitive/transitive] formal to change… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 modulate — modulability /moj euh leuh bil i tee/, n. modulative, modulatory /moj euh leuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. /moj euh layt /, v., modulated, modulating. v.t. 1. to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion; soften; tone down. 2. to alter …

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  • 12 modulate — mod·u·late mäj ə .lāt vt, lat·ed; lat·ing to adjust to or keep in proper measure or proportion <modulate an immune response> <modulate cell activity> mod·u·la·to·ry lə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj …

    Medical dictionary

  • 13 modulate — mod|u|late [ madʒə,leıt ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive FORMAL to change something, especially in order to achieve a particular effect a ) intransitive or transitive MAINLY LITERARY if you modulate your voice or it modulates, you change… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 modulate — mod|u|late [ˈmɔdjuleıt US ˈma:dʒə ] v [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of modulari to play, sing , from modulus; MODULE] 1.) [T] formal to change the sound of your voice 2.) [T] to change a process or activity to make it more… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 modulate — modulare ит. [модуля/рэ] modulate англ. [мо/дьюлейт] модулировать …

    Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • 16 modulate — verb 1) the cells modulate the body s response Syn: regulate, adjust, set, modify, moderate 2) she modulated her voice Syn: adjust, change the tone of, temper, soften …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 modulate — mod•u•late [[t]ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪt[/t]] v. lat•ed, lat•ing 1) to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion 2) to alter or adapt (the voice) according to the circumstances, one s listener, etc 3) tgp to cause the amplitude, frequency,… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 modulate — [c]/ˈmɒdʒəleɪt / (say mojuhlayt) verb (modulated, modulating) –verb (t) 1. to regulate by or adjust to a certain measure or proportion; soften; tone down. 2. to alter or adapt (the voice) fittingly in utterance. 3. Music a. to attune to a certain …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 modulate — verb ( lated; lating) Etymology: Latin modulatus, past participle of modulari to play, sing, from modulus small measure, rhythm, diminutive of modus measure more at mete Date: 1615 transitive verb 1. to tune to a key or pitch 2. to adjust to or… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 modulate — verb a) To regulate, adjust or adapt b) To change the pitch, intensity or tone of ones voice or of a musical instrument See Also …

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