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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In electricity, the adjustment of a circuit, as to capacity and inductance, so that electrical oscillations induced in it shall agree in frequency with those in another circuit or circuits.
  • noun The act, process, or result of adjusting the intonation of a musical instrument.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • a. & n. from tune, v.
  • (Mus.) a steel instrument consisting of two prongs and a handle, which, being struck, gives a certain fixed tone. It is used for tuning instruments, or for ascertaining the pitch of tunes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Action of the verb to tune.
  • noun The calibration of a musical instrument to a standard pitch.
  • noun engineering The adjustment of a system or circuit to secure optimum performance.
  • verb Present participle of tune.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency

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