- Electricity. adjusted to oscillations of the same or a particular frequency.
- Psychiatry. of or denoting a personality characterized by normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.
Also syn·ton·i·cal, syntonous.
Origin of syntonic
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- psychol emotionally in harmony with one's environment
Word Origin for syntonic
C20: from Greek suntonos in harmony with; see syn-, tone
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- Characterized by a normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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