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tunable

[too-nuh-buh l, tyoo-] /ˈtu nə bəl, ˈtyu-/
adjective
1.
capable of being tuned.
2.
Archaic. harmonious; tuneful; melodious.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; tune + -able
Related forms
tunability, tunableness, noun
tunably, adverb
untunable, adjective
untunableness, noun
untunably, adverb
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Examples from the web for tunable
  • The present invention is directed toward a tunable drum for use with or without a drum stand.
  • The optical properties of obscurant can be tailored such that they develop transparency at narrow, tunable wavelengths.
  • And a synchrotron's light is tunable, so researchers can match the energy to the material being probed.
  • It is an optical crystal, emitting ultraviolet light in a range of wavelengths that make the laser tunable.
British Dictionary definitions for tunable

tunable

/ˈtjuːnəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be tuned
2.
(archaic or poetic) melodious or tuneful
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