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Meaning of modulation

mod•u•la•tion

Pronunciation: (moj"u-lā'shun, mod"yu-), [key]
— n.
  1. the act of modulating.
  2. the state of being modulated.
  3. transition from one key to another.
    1. the use of a particular distribution of stress or pitch in a construction, as the use of rising pitch on here in John is here?
    2. the feature of a construction resulting from such use.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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