syntonic

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.
Also, syntonical, syntonous.


Origin:
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

syntonically, adverb
nonsyntonic, adjective
nonsyntonical, adjective
nonsyntonically, adverb
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syntonic (sɪnˈtɒnɪk)
 
adj
psychol emotionally in harmony with one's environment
 
[C20: from Greek suntonos in harmony with; see syn-, tone]
 
syn'tonically
 
adv

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syntonic syn·ton·ic (sĭn-tŏn'ĭk)
adj.
Characterized by a normal emotional responsiveness to the environment.

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