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[ fahyn-toon, -tyoon ]

verb (used with object)

, fine-tuned, fine-tun·ing.
  1. to tune (a radio or television receiver) to produce the optimum reception for the desired station or channel by adjusting a control knob or bar.
  2. to make minor adjustments in so as to produce stability, improvement, or the precise results desired:

    to fine-tune the nation's economy.



  1. tr to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance

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  • fine-tuner noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of fine-tune1

First recorded in 1920–25

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Example Sentences

Trying to fine-tune all that to a desired end is not only a form of madness but doomed to failure.

After appearing in several plays, Chastain was accepted into the prestigious Juilliard School in order to fine-tune her craft.

Gow has published a variation of this fine tune as his own composition, which he calls “The Princess Augusta.”

Rory put a pucker on his mouth and played a little of the fine tune.

Of the infinite number of verses to this fine tune hardly one is printable.

This fine tune—in the first Mode—was always a great favourite.


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