MODE SHIFTINGIn a magnetron, the inadvertent shifting from one mode to another during a pulse
MODE SKIPPINGOperation in which the magnetron fires randomly, rather than firing on each
successive pulse as desired .
MODIFIED TRANSISTOR OUTLINE (TO)An IC package resembling a transistor .
MODULAR CIRCUITRYA technique where printed circuit boards are stacked and connected together
to form a module .
MODULAR PACKAGINGCircuit assemblies or subassemblies packaged to be easily removed for
maintenance or repair .
MODULATED WAVEA complex wave consisting of a carrier and a modulating wave that is
transmitted through space .
MODULATING WAVEAn information wave representing intelligence .
MODULATIONThe process of impressing intelligence upon a transmission medium, such as radio
MODULATION FACTOR (M)An indication of relative magnitudes of the RF carrier and the
modulating signal .
MODULATION INDEXThe ratio of frequency deviation to the frequency of the modulating signal .
MODULATOR(1) A device that produces modulation; that is, a device that varies the amplitude,
frequency, or phase of an ac signal  . (2) A circuit used in servosystems to convert a dc signal
to an ac signal. The output ac signal is a sine wave at the frequency of the ac reference voltage. The
amplitude of the output is directly related to the amplitude of the dc input. The circuit's function is
opposite to that of a DEMODULATOR . (3) In radar, it produces a high-voltage pulse that turns the
transmitter on and off .
MODULATOR SWITCHING DEVICEControls the on (discharge) and off (charge) time of the
MODULEA circuit or portion of a circuit packaged as a removable unit. A separable unit in a packaging
scheme displaying regularity of dimensions .
MOISTURE LAPSEAbnormal variation of moisture content at different altitudes because of high
moisture located just above large bodies of water .
MONOLITHIC CIRCUITA circuit where all elements (resistors, transistors, and so forth) associated
with the circuit are fabricated inseparably within a continuous piece of material (called the substrate),
usually silicon .
MONOLITHIC ICICs that are formed completely within a semiconductor substrate. Silicon chips .
MONOPULSE (SIMULTANEOUS) LOBINGA radar receiving method using two or more (usually
four) partially overlapping lobes. Sum and difference locate the target with aspect to the axis of the