from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To make small adjustments in for optimal performance or effectiveness: "Advertising agencies kept fine-tuning the coolly calculated machinery of merchandising and hype” ( New Yorker).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To make small adjustments to something until optimization is achieved
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. to adjust carefully and precisely so as to achieve optimum performance or efficiency.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. adjust finely
- v. improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
- v. make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
Sorry, no etymologies found.
China's Politburo, the party's top decision-making body, said China would "fine-tune policies in light of changes in economic development," according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
Mr. Li suggested that China should "fine-tune" its restrictions on home purchases in some areas while maintaining an overall tight stance.
It can take months to fine-tune settings on the battery pack and adjust medications to give patients optimal movement control.
Congress has passed two laws to endorse and fine-tune military tribunals, and now it has given its bipartisan imprimatur to detention and other antiterror policies.
Rejection only means that the transplant team needs to fine-tune the immunosuppressant medications your child is taking to prevent his immune system from trying to reject the liver.
It's easier than trying to fine-tune something diplomatic, and it's more socially acceptable than violence. paintbox paintbox
You can fine-tune the brushes you use by setting the minimum and maximum width of the brush, so each brush stroke will be unique and vary in width based on your parameters.
The system gives you the capability to fine-tune the ride under widely differing road and load characteristics, and it also makes for a more comfortable ride and better handling, says Snyder.
New adjustable drivers like the TaylorMade R11, launched in January 2011, allow golfers to fine-tune clubs after buying.
He's trying to fine-tune his approach so it can be replicated by other primary-care doctors.
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