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modulate to (some other) key

To transition from one musical key to another. The skilled composer can modulate to a higher or lower key without the listener even noticing.
See also: key, modulate
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modulate to a (different) key

to change from one musical key to another by means of a musical transition. Suddenly, the organist modulated to a key that was too high for most of the singers. I will have to modulate to a lower key before I start the next hymn.
See also: key, modulate
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n. to relax; to chill. Cool it man. Modulate. Relax.
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The signal light can be modulated by changing the control light incident intensity distribution.
Figures 3(a) and 3(b) plot the time variations of the photon number S(t) and the associated frequency chirp [DELTA]v(t), respectively, of the mm-frequency modulated laser signals that correspond to Figure 2.
The superimposed signal is externally modulated by a LiNbO3-MZM to generate RZ-DPSK downstream data signal.
TS200 modulated power supply can source or sink current.
Northlight Optronics' PGT20310 is a cooled TOSA (transmitter optical subassembly) for use in 2.5 Gbps modulated DWDM compatible transceivers.
Speaking of the laser-based MCV 500 calibration system, he continues, "The only errors it does not measure are roll angular errors that are not critical." The laser head used in the system is said to be 10 times smaller than a laser interferometer system (this system uses a modulated beam reflected off of a movable target).
The versatile two-slot 3020 module produces IQ modulated or CW signals between 250 MHz and 2.5 GHz with an IQ bandwidth of up to 15 MHz, while the single slot 3010 module provides a low noise, frequency agile local oscillator input.
2 diabetes mellitus, osteoarthritis, Alzheimer disease) are modulated by the interactions of physiological and neurological mechanisms with cognitive, affective, perceptual, and social factors experienced by the older individual is of high interest.
Modulated cash represents money that has been top-sliced from other subsidies due to farmers, and which is earmarked for distribution for agri-environmental projects like Tir Gofal.
The migrated lymphocytes, of which the functions are modulated by the active ingredients of TJ-48 in Peyer's patches, are postulated to regulate the systemic and mucosal immune system through cytokines such as IL-6 and GMCSF.
Instead, it uses modulated pulses of energy less than one nanosecond in duration.
The latter had already been applied in the study of modulated crystals (22).
(23.) De Neve W, De Gersem W, Derycke S, et al, Clinical delivery of intensity modulated conformal radiotherapy for relapsed or second-primary head and neck cancer using a multileaf collimator with dynamic control.
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich, U.K., has commenced treating cancer patients with a new radiotherapy technique called SmartBeam(TM) IMRT (Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy), a technique that allows more precise targeting of tumors with much less damage to nearby healthy tissues.