Definitions for modulateˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪt
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change the key of, in music
"modulate the melody"
tone, inflect, modulate(verb)
vary the pitch of one's speech
fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
"regulate the temperature"; "modulate the pitch"
adjust the pitch, tone, or volume of
vary the frequency, amplitude, phase, or other characteristic of (electromagnetic waves)
To regulate, adjust or adapt
To change the pitch, intensity or tone of one's voice or of a musical instrument
to vary the amplitude, frequency or phase of a carrier wave in proportion to the amplitude etc of a source wave (such as speech or music)
to move from one key or tonality to another, especially by using a chord progression
Origin: From modulatus, past participle of modulari, from modulus; see modulus. Compare module.
to form, as sound, to a certain key, or to a certain portion
to vary or inflect in a natural, customary, or musical manner; as, the organs of speech modulate the voice in reading or speaking
to pass from one key into another
Origin: [L. modulatus, p. p. of modulari to measure, to modulate, fr. modulus a small measure, meter, melody, dim. of modus. See Mode.]
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Normal speech patterns only have slight differences in loudness, between 4 and 5 Hertz (sound wave cycles per second), but screams can modulate very fast, varying between 30 and 150 Hertz.
Aging is the major risk factor for all these diseases—heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, if you want to make a real impact you have to modulate the risk of aging and by that the risk for all those diseases of aging.
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