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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.
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(tr) to make fine adjustments to (something) in order to obtain optimum performance
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v.t. -tuned, -tun•ing.
1. to adjust (a receiver) for optimal reception.
3. to make adjustments to produce stability or improvement.
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Past participle: fine-tuned
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|Verb||1.||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"
|2.||fine-tune - adjust finely; "fine-tune the engine"|
|3.||fine-tune - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"|
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1. [+ engine] → poner a punto
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