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


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