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modulation

 
Noun modulation has 5 senses
  1. transition, modulation - a musical passage moving from one key to another
    --1 is a kind of passage, musical passage
    Derived form: verb modulate1
  2. modulation - (electronics) the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave; changing the carrier's amplitude or frequency or phase
    --2 is a kind of
    transmission
    --2 has particulars:
     amplitude modulation, AM; frequency modulation, FM; phase modulation, PM; pulse modulation
    Derived form: verb modulate5
  3. intonation, modulation, pitch contour - rise and fall of the voice pitch
    --3 is a kind of prosody, inflection
    --3 has particulars:
     intonation pattern; monotone, drone, droning; singsong
    Derived form: verb modulate2
  4. modulation, inflection - a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
    --4 is a kind of manner of speaking, speech, delivery
    Derived forms: verb modulate2, verb modulate4
  5. modulation - the act of modifying or adjusting according to due measure and proportion (as with regard to artistic effect)
    --5 is a kind of
    revision, alteration
    Derived form: verb modulate3
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