Definition of demodulate in English:


transitive verb

[with object]
  • 1Electronics
    Extract (a modulating signal) from its carrier.

    ‘the signal is passed through a filter at 300 kHz and demodulated’
    • ‘Thus, this signal can be demodulated and played on an ordinary FM radio receiver.’
    • ‘The fundamental characteristic of software radio is that software defines the transmitted waveforms, and software demodulates the received waveforms.’
    • ‘A modem is a piece of telecommunications equipment which modulates and demodulates a message.’
    • ‘Software-defined radio ‘tunes’ and demodulates radio signals with software, using off-the-shelf, low-cost computer parts.’
    • ‘The receiver demodulates the wireless signal and ships it on to the customer's terminal equipment.’
    1. 1.1Separate a modulating signal from (its carrier).



/dēˈmäjəˌlāt/ /diˈmɑdʒəˌleɪt/