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[too-ner, tyoo-] /ˈtu nər, ˈtyu-/
a person or thing that tunes.
the portion of a radio or television receiver that captures the broadcast signal and feeds it to other circuits in the set for further processing.
Origin of tuner
1570-80; 1905-10 for def 2; tune + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for tuner
  • It was dedicated to motorsports, and over time they turned into more of a tuner.
  • And if it isn't, the on-screen guitar tuner will help you get there.
  • If you have a television with a digital tuner, then you will not need a converter.
  • If you haven't purchased a television in the last five years, it probably does not include a digital tuner.
  • The cheapest and easiest is a chromatic tuner, used for tuning musical instruments.
British Dictionary definitions for tuner


a person who tunes instruments, esp pianos
the part of a radio or television receiver for selecting only those signals having a particular frequency
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Word Origin and History for tuner

"device for varying the frequency of a radio or television," 1909, from tune.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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