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fine-tune

[fahyn-toon, -tyoon] /ˈfaɪnˈtun, -ˈtyun/
verb (used with object), fine-tuned, fine-tuning.
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.
tune (def 12).
3.
to make minor adjustments in so as to produce stability, improvement, or the precise results desired:
to fine-tune the nation's economy.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
Related forms
fine-tuner, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for fine tune

fine-tune

verb
1.
(transitive) to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance
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Word Origin and History for fine tune
v.

also fine-tune, 1969, a back-formation from fine-tuning (1924), originally in reference to radio receivers. From fine (adj.) + tune (v.). Related: Fine-tuning.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fine tune

fine-tune

verb

To make delicate and careful adjustments; tweak: knowledge and techniques to fine-tune the economy (1960s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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