modulate

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From Latin modulatus, past participle of modulari (to measure, regulate, modulate), from modulus (measure); see modulus. Compare module. Surface etymology: module +‎ -ate

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modulate (third-person singular simple present modulates, present participle modulating, simple past and past participle modulated)

  1. (transitive) To regulate, adjust or adapt
  2. (transitive) To change the pitch, intensity or tone of one's voice or of a musical instrument
  3. (transitive, electronics) 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)
  4. (intransitive, music) to move from one key or tonality to another, especially by using a chord progression

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Verb[edit]

modulate

  1. second-person plural present indicative of modulare
  2. second-person plural imperative of modulare
  3. feminine plural of modulato

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modulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of modulātus