- to attune to a certain pitch or key.
- to vary the volume of (tone).
- to modulate a carrier wave.
- Citizens Band Radio Slang. to talk; visit: Enjoyed modulating with you.
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She had stumbled, it seemed, onto a possible drug candidate capable of modulating the master switch.The miracle molecule that could treat brain injuries and boost your fading memory|Adam Piore|August 25, 2021|MIT Technology Review
“This paper represents a significant advance in our understanding of how the hippocampus modulates metabolism,” says Elizabeth Gould, a neuroscientist at Princeton University who wasn’t involved in the study.Ripples in rats’ brains tied to memory may also reduce sugar levels|Laura Sanders|August 11, 2021|Science News
The new finding of an “ignored historical land use emission” suggests that even now, we lack a complete understanding of how the Earth’s land surfaces are driving and modulating the warming of the planet.An enormous missing contribution to global warming may have been right under our feet|Chris Mooney|June 4, 2021|Washington Post
It’s also easy to modulate—you can take it easy and use a session as a warm-up or go hard and blast yourself.
Changes in the cingulate cortex and hippocampus, on the other hand, could allow us to learn how to modulate negative feelings and emotions.A Quiet Path Out of the Coronavirus Shadow - Issue 98: Mind|Clayton Dalton|March 31, 2021|Nautilus
Some in the Obama orbit hoped that the entry into government would modulate and moderate Islamist goals.Obama's Foolish Embrace of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood|David Frum|September 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Previously, the medical community had known little about how to prevent or modulate this devastating liver disease.
Also modulate your tones to the pitch of discretion and confidence.Certain Success|Norval A. Hawkins
Mr. Sylvester's voice, careful as he was to modulate it, showed a secret discouragement.The Sword of Damocles|Anna Katharine Green
Somewhere in the circuit there seems to be an effect that serves to modulate the incoming signal.The Egyptian Cat Mystery|Harold Leland Goodwin
Follow the directions for Exercise I. Sing quietly in a pitch that is easy for the voice, and modulate up or down by half steps.Resonance in Singing and Speaking|Thomas Fillebrown
It began to modulate itself and to express things most voices are incapable of expressing.The Shuttle|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for modulate
- to subject to or undergo modulation in music
- (often foll by to) to make or become in tune (with a pitch, key, etc)