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tune

 (to͞on, tyo͞on)
n.
1. Music
a. A melody, especially a simple and easily remembered one.
b. A song.
c. The state of being in correct pitch: sang out of tune; played in tune with the piano.
d. Obsolete A musical tone.
2.
a. Concord or agreement; harmony: in tune with the times.
b. Archaic Frame of mind; disposition.
3. Electronics Adjustment of a receiver or circuit for maximum response to a given signal or frequency.
v. tuned, tun·ing, tunes
v.tr.
1.
a. Music To put into proper pitch: tuned the violin.
b. Archaic To utter musically; sing.
2. To adjust or adopt in order to meet specific requirements or conditions, especially:
a. To adjust (an electronic receiver) to a desired frequency.
b. To adjust (an electronic circuit) so as to make it resonant with a given input signal.
c. To adjust (an engine, for example) for maximum usability or performance.
d. To adjust the wavelength output of (a laser).
v.intr.
To become attuned.
Phrasal Verbs:
tune in
1. Electronics To adjust a receiver to receive signals at a particular frequency or a particular program.
2. Slang To make or become aware or responsive: "Nobody tunes in to what anybody else is saying" (Bruce Allen).
tune out
1. Electronics To adjust a receiver so as not to receive a particular signal.
2. Slang
a. To disassociate oneself from one's environment: "The average reader, used to seeing the world in three-dimensional color, tunes out" (Carlin Romano).
b. To become unresponsive to; ignore: tuned out the children's screaming.
tune up
1. Music To adjust an instrument to a desired pitch or key.
2. To adjust a machine so as to put it into proper condition.
3. To prepare for a specified activity.
Idiom:
to the tune of
To the sum or extent of: produced profits to the tune of $10 million.

[Middle English, variant of tone, tone; see tone.]

tun′a·ble, tune′a·ble adj.
tun′a·bly, tune′a·bly adv.

tunable

(ˈtjuːnəbəl) or

tuneable

adj
1. (Music, other) able to be tuned
2. (Music, other) archaic or poetic melodious or tuneful

tun•a•ble

(ˈtu nə bəl, ˈtyu-)

adj.
that can be tuned.
[1490–1500]
References in classic literature ?
Hard are the ways of truth, and rough to walk, Smooth on the tongue discoursed, pleasing to the ear, And tunable as sylvan pipe or song; What wonder, then, if I delight to hear Her dictates from thy mouth?
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This idea is being pursued in a class of novel high-temperature-superconducting tunable microwave devices such as microstrip line phase shifters, high-Q resonators and tunable filters.
Tunable TOSA features internally designed tunable laser that delivers wavelength stability
PETACH TIKVA, Israel -- Civcom, a leading technology developer and manufacturer of Opto-electronic components, modules and subsystems, today announced the availability of a new RZ Tunable 10G transponder.
Members of the Optical Internetworking Forum (OIF) have fine-tuned the organization's Integrable Tunable Laser Assembly Multi-Source Agreement (ITLA-MSA) version 01.
Next-Generation ParaTune[TM] Passive Tunable ICs Yield New Applications
It focuses especially on the components that will be needed in the latest high speed networks and on important technology directions including optical integration, high-speed laser modulation, tunable components and dispersion control.
ParaScan is based on a proprietary doped version of Barium Strontium Titanate (BST) and forms the baseline technology for an entirely new class of electronically tunable integrated capacitor circuits from Paratek.

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