Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as syntonism.
- n. electronics A condition in which two oscillators have the same resonant frequency
- n. A syntonic state.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Physics) State of being adjusted to a certain wave length; agreement or tuning between the time period of an apparatus emitting electric oscillations and that of a receiving apparatus, esp. in wireless telegraphy.
“The town of Assisi will be raised as a "Landmark of Universal Reference" for all men of goodwill [that's great, but can we call it something less lame than "Landmark of Universal Reference"?], overcoming in this way any distinction of Culture and Belief in syntony with the Fundamental Principles of every True Religion.”
“The pedophile's ego-syntony rests on his alloplastic defenses.”
“Marconi and several other workers in the field of wireless telegraphy are now busy experimenting on a system of attunement, or syntony, by which it will be possible to so adjust the sending instruments that none but the receiver for whom the message is meant can receive it.”
“What syntony, to reappear on this the first true fog of the year.”
“And as for syntony, what is a fifty-cent word like that doing in a message like this?]”
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