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modulator

[moj-uh-ley-ter] /ˈmɒdʒ əˌleɪ tər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that modulates.
2.
Telecommunications. a device for modulating a carrier wave.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; < Latin modulātor; see modulate, -tor
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Examples for modulator
  • It seems this device would be the perfect modulator for an all photonic router between fiber optic cables.
  • In this scheme, signal charge from a detector may be applied directly to the electrodes of the modulator.

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