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syntonic

[ sin-ton-ik ]
/ sɪnˈtɒn ɪk /
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adjective
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.
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM syntonic

syn·ton·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·syn·ton·ic, adjectivenon·syn·ton·i·cal, adjectivenon·syn·ton·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for syntonic

syntonic
/ (sɪnˈtɒnɪk) /

adjective
psychol emotionally in harmony with one's environment

Derived forms of syntonic

syntonically, adverb

Word Origin for syntonic

C20: from Greek suntonos in harmony with; see syn-, tone
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Medical definitions for syntonic

syntonic
[ sĭn-tŏnĭk ]

adj.
Characterized by a normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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