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[fahyn-toon, -tyoon] /ˈfaɪnˈtun, -ˈtyun/
verb (used with object), fine-tuned, fine-tuning.
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.
tune (def 12).
to make minor adjustments in so as to produce stability, improvement, or the precise results desired:
to fine-tune the nation's economy.
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fine-tuner, noun Unabridged
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  • Sure, it's an ambitious idea that could help urban thinkers fine-tune cities of the future.
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  • Reading stories can fine-tune your social skills by helping you better understand other human beings.
  • One major plus stems from the fact that neurons use different neurotransmitters to fine-tune the responses they evoke.
  • Together, these two hormones fine-tune the glucose homeostasis of the body.
  • The more information they receive the more they can fine-tune their models.
  • In the end, two or more persons must coordinate and fine-tune their thoughts and actions.
British Dictionary definitions for fine-tune


(transitive) to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for fine-tune



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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