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frequency modulation

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noun Electronics, Radio.
  1. FM.
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Origin of frequency modulation

First recorded in 1920–25
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British Dictionary definitions for frequency modulation

frequency modulation

noun
  1. a method of transmitting information using a radio-frequency carrier wave. The frequency of the carrier wave is varied in accordance with the amplitude and polarity of the input signal, the amplitude of the carrier remaining unchangedAbbreviation: FM Compare amplitude modulation
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frequency modulation in Science

frequency modulation

  1. A method of transmitting signals, especially in radio broadcasting, in which the value of the signal is given by the frequency of a high frequency carrier wave. In FM radio transmission, for example, the signal to be carried is a sound wave, and its increasing and decreasing value is reflected in the increasing and decreasing frequency of a radio frequency carrier wave. Compare amplitude modulation.
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frequency modulation in Culture

frequency modulation

A type of radio signal in which the frequency of the radio wave is varied to carry information from the transmitter to the receiver. (Compare amplitude modulation (AM).)

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