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fine-tune

(fīn′to͞on′, -tyo͞on′)
tr.v. fine-tuned, fine-tun·ing, fine-tunes
To make small adjustments in for optimal performance or effectiveness: fine-tuned her investing strategy to maximize profits.

fine-tune

vb
(tr) to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance

fine′-tune′



v.t. -tuned, -tun•ing.
1. to adjust (a receiver) for optimal reception.
3. to make adjustments to produce stability or improvement.
[1920–25]
fine′-tun′er, n.

fine-tune


Past participle: fine-tuned
Gerund: fine-tuning

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fine-tuning
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.fine-tune - improve or perfect by pruning or polishing; "refine one's style of writing"
ameliorate, improve, meliorate, amend, better - to make better; "The editor improved the manuscript with his changes"
overrefine, over-refine - refine too much or with excess of subtlety; "He is overrefining this matter"
civilise, civilize, school, cultivate, educate, train - teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment; "Cultivate your musical taste"; "Train your tastebuds"; "She is well schooled in poetry"
2.fine-tune - adjust finelyfine-tune - adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"
tune, tune up - adjust for (better) functioning; "tune the engine"
3.fine-tune - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
Translations

fine-tune

[ˌfaɪnˈtjuːn] VT
1. [+ engine] → poner a punto
2. (fig) [+ plans, strategy] → afinar, matizar; [+ economy] → ajustar; [+ text] → dar los últimos retoques a
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