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syntonic

[sin-ton-ik]
adjective
  1. Electricity. adjusted to oscillations of the same or a particular frequency.
  2. Psychiatry. of or denoting a personality characterized by normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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Also syn·ton·i·cal, syntonous.

Origin of syntonic

1890–95; < Greek sýnton(os) attuned to, literally, stretched together (verbid of synteínein to harmonize, equivalent to syn- syn- + ton- (derivative of teínein to stretch; see tone) + -os adj. suffix) + -ic
Related formssyn·ton·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·syn·ton·ic, adjectivenon·syn·ton·i·cal, adjectivenon·syn·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Page 77, printer's error, systonic for syntonic, 'the systonic transmitting'.

    Hertzian Wave Wireless Telegraphy

    John Ambrose Fleming


British Dictionary definitions for syntonic

syntonic

adjective
  1. psychol emotionally in harmony with one's environment
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Derived Formssyntonically, adverb

Word Origin

C20: from Greek suntonos in harmony with; see syn-, tone
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syntonic in Medicine

syntonic

(sĭn-tŏnĭk)
adj.
  1. Characterized by a normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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