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demodulation

[dee-moj-uh-ley-shuh n] /diˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Telecommunications.
1.
detection (def 4b).
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; de- + modulation
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Examples for demodulation
  • Time base distortion errors can be estimated by complex demodulation.
  • Systems and methods are described for multidimensional signal modulation and/or demodulation for data communications.
British Dictionary definitions for demodulation

demodulation

/ˌdiːmɒdjʊˈleɪʃən/
noun
1.
(electronics) the act or process by which an output wave or signal is obtained having the characteristics of the original modulating wave or signal; the reverse of modulation
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demodulation in Technology

communications
To recover the signal from the carrier. For example, in a radio broadcast using amplitude modulation the audio signal is transmitted as the mean amplitude of a radio-frequency carrier so demodulation requires a circuit which measures the amplitude and filters out the carrier. There are many other kinds of modulation and corresponding demodulation.
(1998-07-29)

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