fine tune

fine tune
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn toon, tyoon]
    • /faɪn tun, tyun/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn toon, tyoon]
    • /faɪn tun, tyun/

Definitions of fine tune words

  • verb with object fine tune 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. 1
  • verb with object fine tune tune (def 12). 1
  • verb with object fine tune to make minor adjustments in so as to produce stability, improvement, or the precise results desired: to fine-tune the nation's economy. 1

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Origin of fine tune

First appearance:

before 1920
One of the 12% newest English words
First recorded in 1920-25

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Parts of speech for Fine tune


fine tune popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 47% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

fine tune usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for fine tune

verb fine tune

  • tweak — to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist: to tweak someone's ear; to tweak someone's nose.
  • adjust — When you adjust to a new situation, you get used to it by changing your behaviour or your ideas.
  • set — to put (something or someone) in a particular place: to set a vase on a table.
  • tune up — a succession of musical sounds forming an air or melody, with or without the harmony accompanying it.
  • calibrate — If you calibrate an instrument or tool, you mark or adjust it so that you can use it to measure something accurately.

Antonyms for fine tune

verb fine tune

  • stagnate — to cease to run or flow, as water, air, etc.
  • remain — to continue in the same state; continue to be as specified: to remain at peace.
  • destroy — To destroy something means to cause so much damage to it that it is completely ruined or does not exist any more.
  • ruinruins, the remains of a building, city, etc., that has been destroyed or that is in disrepair or a state of decay: We visited the ruins of ancient Greece.
  • preserve — to keep alive or in existence; make lasting: to preserve our liberties as free citizens.

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