modulate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑː.dʒə.ˌleɪt/
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Verb[edit]

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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Adverb[edit]

modulate

  1. present adverbial passive participle of moduli

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Verb[edit]

modulate

  1. inflection of modulare:
    1. second-person plural present indicative
    2. second-person plural imperative

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Participle[edit]

modulate f pl

  1. feminine plural of modulato

Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

modulāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of modulātus

References[edit]

  • modulate”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • modulate”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • modulate in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette