overmodulation

[ oh-ver-moj-uh-ley-shuh n ]
/ ˈoʊ vərˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən /

noun Radio.

excessive amplitude modulation, resulting in distortion of a signal.

Nearby words

  1. overmaster,
  2. overmatch,
  3. overmatter,
  4. overmeasure,
  5. overmedicate,
  6. overmorrow,
  7. overmuch,
  8. overnice,
  9. overnight,
  10. overnight bag

Origin of overmodulation

First recorded in 1925–30; over- + modulation

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