American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Psychology Characterized by a high degree of emotional responsiveness to the environment.
- adj. Electricity Of or relating to two oscillating circuits having the same resonant frequency.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as syntonous.
- In electricity, swinging together, or in resonance with each other, as the sender and the receiver in selective wireless telegraphy; pertaining to, or exhibiting, syntonism.
- adj. psychology In harmony or synergy with one's personality and milieu.
- adj. physics, of oscillating systems Having the same frequency.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Physics) Of or pert. to syntony; specif., designating, or pert. to, a system of wireless telegraphy in which the transmitting and receiving apparatus are in syntony with, and only with, one another.
- From German Syntonie ("syntony") + -ic. (Wiktionary)
- From Greek suntonos, high-strung, intense, attuned, from sunteinein, to draw tight : sun-, syn- + teinein, to stretch. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“More than Sephora, the atmosphere in Aveda feels syntonic with the idea of beauty, if beauty carries with it an aura of serenity, balance, and wellness.”
“This variety involves paranoid traits ... and ego-syntonic aggression ...”
“They are ego-syntonic, acceptable to the normally-functioning mind.”
“It has become ego-syntonic, or culturally syntonic, to be obsessed with healthy eating!”
“It also means that the sort of "doing and making" that tends to improve learning needs to be explicated. eg. turtle geometry might work because it is "body syntonic".”
“And this image is not "ego-syntonic," as is said in the field.”
“It is important to understand that the use of violence must be ego-syntonic.”
“He commented humorously on his own personality characteristics, such as his sense of doom and gloom and fatalism, which he identified as culturally syntonic.”
“In 1900 he took out his famous patent No. 7777 for "tuned or syntonic telegraphy" and, on an historic day in December 1901, determined to prove that wireless waves were not affected by the curvature of the Earth, he used his system for transmitting the first wireless signals across the Atlantic between Poldhu,”
“Most ships are provided with syntonic receivers which are tuned to long distance transmitters, and are capable of receiving messages up to distances of 3,000 miles or more.”
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