modulator definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A device used to modulate an electromagnetic wave.
modulator - Computer Definition
Variant of modulate
transitive verb modulated, modulating
- to regulate, adjust, or adapt to the proper degree
- to vary the pitch, intensity, etc. of (the voice), often specif. to a lower degree
- Radio to vary the amplitude, frequency, or phase of (an oscillation, as a carrier wave) in accordance with some signal
Origin: ; from Classical Latin modulatus, past participle of modulari, to regulate, measure off, arrange ; from modulus, diminutive of modus: see mode
to shift to another key within a musical composition