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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahyn toon, tyoon]
    • /faɪn tun, tyun/
    • /faɪn tjuːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahyn toon, tyoon]
    • /faɪn tun, tyun/

Definitions of fine-tune word

  • 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
  • transitive verb fine-tune refine 1
  • transitive verb fine-tune adjust precisely 1
  • verb fine-tune If you fine-tune something, you make very small and precise changes to it in order to make it as successful or effective as it possibly can be. 0

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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 most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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.

Top questions with fine-tune

  • how to fine-tune your hdtv?
  • how to fine-tune a bike's rear index shifting?

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