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tun·er

 (to͞o′nər, tyo͞o′-)
n.
1. One that tunes: a piano tuner.
2. A device for tuning, especially an electronic circuit or device used to select signals at a specific frequency for amplification and conversion to video, sound, or both.

tuner

(ˈtjuːnə)
n
1. (Professions) a person who tunes instruments, esp pianos
2. (Electronics) the part of a radio or television receiver for selecting only those signals having a particular frequency

tun•er

(ˈtu nər, ˈtyu-)

n.
1. one that tunes.
2. 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.
[1570–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuner - someone who tunes pianostuner - someone who tunes pianos    
skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker - a worker who has acquired special skills
2.tuner - an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signalstuner - an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
amplifier - electronic equipment that increases strength of signals passing through it
clock radio - a radio that includes a clock that can be set to turn it on automatically
crystal set - an early radio receiver using a crystal detector
detector - electronic equipment that detects the presence of radio signals or radioactivity
demodulator, detector - rectifier that extracts modulation from a radio carrier wave
heterodyne receiver, superhet, superheterodyne receiver - a radio receiver that combines a locally generated frequency with the carrier frequency to produce a supersonic signal that is demodulated and amplified
push-button radio - a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
radio, wireless - a communication system based on broadcasting electromagnetic waves
radio-gramophone, radio-phonograph - electronic equipment consisting of a combination of a radio receiver and a record player
receiver, receiving system - set that receives radio or tv signals
Translations
إبْرَة ضَبْط مَحَطّات الراديوراديو جزءٌ من جِهاز ستيريومُدَوْزِن آلات العَزْف
laděníladičtuner
klaverstemmertuner
állomáskeresõtunerzongorahangoló
hljóîfærastillaristillitakki
ladenieladičtuner
akortçuayar göstergesistereo radyosu

tuner

[ˈtjuːnəʳ] N
1. (Rad) (= knob, equipment) → sintonizador m
2. (= person) → afinador/a m/f
see also piano

tuner

[ˈtjuːnər] n
[radio] → tuner m, syntoniseur m
piano tuner → accordeur/euse m/f de pianostuner amplifier nampli-tuner m

tuner

n
(Mus) → Stimmer(in) m(f)
(Rad etc: = part of set) → Empfangsteil nt; (= separate set)Empfänger m, → Tuner m

tuner

[ˈtjuːnəʳ] n
a. (Radio) (control) → sintonizzatore m, tuner m inv
b. (also piano tuner) → accordatore/trice di pianoforte

tune

(tjuːn) noun
musical notes put together in a particular (melodic and pleasing) order; a melody. He played a tune on the violin.
verb
1. to adjust (a musical instrument, or its strings etc) to the correct pitch. The orchestra tuned their instruments.
2. to adjust a radio so that it receives a particular station. The radio was tuned to a German station.
3. to adjust (an engine etc) so that it runs well.
ˈtuneful adjective
having a good, clear, pleasant etc tune. That song is very tuneful.
ˈtunefully adverb
ˈtunefulness noun
ˈtuneless adjective
without a good etc tune; unmusical. The child was singing in a tuneless voice.
ˈtunelessly adverb
ˈtunelessness noun
ˈtuner noun
1. (also piˈano-tuner) a person whose profession is tuning pianos.
2. the dial on a radio etc used to tune in to the different stations.
3. a radio which is part of a stereo system.
change one's tune
to change one's attitude, opinions etc.
in tune
1. (of a musical instrument) having been adjusted so as to give the correct pitches. Is the violin in tune with the piano?
2. (of a person's singing voice) at the same pitch as that of other voices or instruments. Someone in the choir isn't (singing) in tune.
out of tune
not in tune.
tune in
to tune a radio (to a particular station or programme). We usually tune (the radio) in to the news.
tune up
(of an orchestra etc) to tune instruments.
References in classic literature ?
Polly felt out of tune herself, and all the pianos seemed to need a tuner as much as she did.
And he who mingles music with gymnastic in the fairest proportions, and best attempers them to the soul, may be rightly called the true musician and harmonist in a far higher sense than the tuner of the strings.
One of our piano tuners lives in this house," he said.
Over the past few years, the key trend has been to improve integration of external components, which reduces system cost, improves performance, and provides slightly better margins for the silicon TV tuner manufacturer.
Lyra Flash Player has a 50-hour battery, 256 MB of memory, FM tuner, and armband, $129, by RCA.
We chose ATI to deliver all of these necessary features for a high performance terrestrial tuner coupled with good technical support.
with an implementation schedule based on screen size--must include an internal digital TV (DTV) tuner by 2007.
has debuted engineering samples of its cable tuner IC for cable modems and digital set-top boxes.
As developed countries move toward all-digital TV services, the retail value of the total PC-TV Tuner market will slow down, even while unit shipments of Digital-only PC-TV tuner products goes up.
The worldwide value of the Silicon Tuner market will nearly double within five years, topping US$ 500 Million in 2014.
1% of PC-TV Tuners shipped were analog, but the analog tuner market share dropped to 48.
Alvand's ALV-DVBH1 tuner is highly optimized for system-on-a-chip integration, and is designed to support multiple DVB-H bands.