tuning fork


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tun·ing fork

(to͞o′nĭng, tyo͞o′-)
n.
A small two-pronged metal device that when struck produces a sound of fixed pitch that is used as a reference, as in tuning musical instruments.
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tuning fork

n
(Music, other) a two-pronged metal fork that when struck produces a pure note of constant specified pitch. It is used to tune musical instruments and in acoustics
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tun′ing fork`


n.
a steel instrument consisting of a stem with two prongs, producing a musical tone of definite, constant pitch when struck, and serving as a standard for tuning musical instruments, making acoustical experiments, and the like.
[1765–75]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.tuning fork - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when strucktuning fork - a metal implement with two prongs that gives a fixed tone when struck; used to tune musical instruments
implement - instrumentation (a piece of equipment or tool) used to effect an end
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Translations

tuning fork

n (Mus) → Stimmgabel f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

tuning fork

ndiapason m inv
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

tuning fork

n diapasón m
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A Weber test performed using a 512-Hz tuning fork lateralized to the right ear.
It's almost like a tuning fork. When you look at it, you can almost hear a sound."
Essentially, Maret and McKusick are theorizing that, as sound emanates from the tuning fork striking the skin's surface, complex electrical and phonon interactions take place that can alter tissue bioelectrical properties.
The most common pattern the researchers observed was a tuning fork design, which was present in all scenarios, even after the spacing of the ripples stabilized.
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The manufacturer, whose brand using the tuning fork logo, exported 175,518 units of motorbike in the period of January-July 2018.
Yamaha Factory Racing Team is already ahead of game, and thirteen other teams on YZF-R1s are revving up to put tuning fork logo front and centre at Suzuka.
For the new study in Primary Care Diabetes, the researchers examined the efficacy of three noninvasive tools that are used to detect neuropathy in the foot: the 128-Hz tuning fork; the VibraTip, a pocket-sized, motorized device; and the neurothesiometer, a 7-pound electromechanical device that comes in a carrying case and includes an attachment that delivers vibrations to the body.
The amplitude and phase of a quartz tuning fork are monitored by high - speed electronics, while the Z-piezo is controlled by a Proportional - Integral - Differential (PID) feedback loop.
An all-digital MEMS tuning fork self-excited vibration control by phase-relation using time-A/D converter- (TAD-) based all-digital PLL (ADPLL), which uses no conventional analog method such as automatic gain control (AGC) or automatic level control (ALC), has been presented [10].