- a person or thing that tunes.
- the portion of a radio or television receiver that captures the broadcast signal and feeds it to other circuits in the set for further processing.
Origin of tuner
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Examples from the Web for tuner
I hope it's in tune; 't is only four months since the tuner was here.Handy Andy, Volume One
The tuner told me afterwards that he broke seventeen strings.A Padre in France
George A. Birmingham
That was a tuningfork the tuner had that he forgot that he now struck.Ulysses
Then for a long time Curlie sat staring at the knob of his tuner.
Leaping to the tuner, he touched its knob, twisted it first this way, then that.
- a person who tunes instruments, esp pianos
- the part of a radio or television receiver for selecting only those signals having a particular frequency
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Word Origin and History for tuner
"device for varying the frequency of a radio or television," 1909, from tune.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper