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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
I fine-tune
you fine-tune
he/she/it fine-tunes
we fine-tune
you fine-tune
they fine-tune
Preterite
I fine-tuned
you fine-tuned
he/she/it fine-tuned
we fine-tuned
you fine-tuned
they fine-tuned
Present Continuous
I am fine-tuning
you are fine-tuning
he/she/it is fine-tuning
we are fine-tuning
you are fine-tuning
they are fine-tuning
Present Perfect
I have fine-tuned
you have fine-tuned
he/she/it has fine-tuned
we have fine-tuned
you have fine-tuned
they have fine-tuned
Past Continuous
I was fine-tuning
you were fine-tuning
he/she/it was fine-tuning
we were fine-tuning
you were fine-tuning
they were fine-tuning
Past Perfect
I had fine-tuned
you had fine-tuned
he/she/it had fine-tuned
we had fine-tuned
you had fine-tuned
they had fine-tuned
Future
I will fine-tune
you will fine-tune
he/she/it will fine-tune
we will fine-tune
you will fine-tune
they will fine-tune
Future Perfect
I will have fine-tuned
you will have fine-tuned
he/she/it will have fine-tuned
we will have fine-tuned
you will have fine-tuned
they will have fine-tuned
Future Continuous
I will be fine-tuning
you will be fine-tuning
he/she/it will be fine-tuning
we will be fine-tuning
you will be fine-tuning
they will be fine-tuning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fine-tuning
you have been fine-tuning
he/she/it has been fine-tuning
we have been fine-tuning
you have been fine-tuning
they have been fine-tuning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fine-tuning
you will have been fine-tuning
he/she/it will have been fine-tuning
we will have been fine-tuning
you will have been fine-tuning
they will have been fine-tuning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fine-tuning
you had been fine-tuning
he/she/it had been fine-tuning
we had been fine-tuning
you had been fine-tuning
they had been fine-tuning
Conditional
I would fine-tune
you would fine-tune
he/she/it would fine-tune
we would fine-tune
you would fine-tune
they would fine-tune
Past Conditional
I would have fine-tuned
you would have fine-tuned
he/she/it would have fine-tuned
we would have fine-tuned
you would have fine-tuned
they would have fine-tuned
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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