Meaning of MODULATOR in English


ˈmäjəˌlād.ə(r), -ātə- noun

( -s )

Etymology: Latin, from modulatus (past participle of modulari to modulate) + -or

1. : one that modulates: as

a. : a device (as an electron tube) for modulating a carrier wave or signal for the transmission of intelligence (as in telegraphy, telephony, radio, television)

b. : light valve — called also light modulator

2. : any of the nerve fibers that carry impulses from single retinal cones and are believed to be responsible for the transmission of discrete sensations of color

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