pulse-amplitude modulation

[ puhls-am-pli-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈpʌlsˈæm plɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun Telecommunications.

modulation of the amplitude of a train of electric pulses used to carry signals (pulse carrier). Abbreviation: PAM

Origin of pulse-amplitude modulation

First recorded in 1945–50
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