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overmodulation

[oh-ver-moj-uh-ley-shuh n] /ˈoʊ vərˌmɒdʒ əˈleɪ ʃən/
noun, Radio.
1.
excessive amplitude modulation, resulting in distortion of a signal.
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; over- + modulation
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  • Filtering also aggravated certain distortions of sound, such as harmonics or overmodulation.

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