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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

modulate

n. to relax; to chill. Cool it man. Modulate. Relax.
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In addition, Xigris modulates the sepsis cascade through multiple product properties and has been shown to significantly improve cardiovascular and respiratory function.
At the same time, a multileaf collimator constantly modulates the radiation beam as it leaves the accelerator.
Thus, an agent, such as Modrastane, that modulates hormone binding to ER(beta) could inhibit growth of prostate cancer, and this is the rationale for the clinical trial" stated Dr.
The term is also used to refer to the digital signal processor, which takes the raw data and modulates or demodulates for application to another data interface or, in the case of voice, to prepare the signal for connection to loudspeaker and microphone.
In LMGR's compressor invention, each discrete wavelength signal is coupled from the wavelength separation device to a two-dimensional array of optical modulators, which generate an array of modulated discrete wavelength signal components, wherein each individual modulator within the modulator array receives and modulates a discrete wavelength signal component.
The addition of the loop peptide modulates the dominance of the past formulation, resulting in a strong, balanced antibody response.