fine-tune

fine-tunes, fine-tuning, fine-tuned
If you fine-tune something, you make very small and precise changes to it in order to make it as successful or effective as it possibly can be.

[V n] We do not try to fine-tune the economy on the basis of short-term predictions...

[V n] Computers allow the plans to be fine-tuned and to be altered quickly.

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fine-tuning N-UNCOUNT

There's a lot of fine-tuning to be done yet.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • fine-tune — UK US verb [T] ► to make small changes to something in order to make it as good as possible: »The training program helped him fine tune his skill set. »The company s aim is to fine tune its manufacturing system. fine tuning noun [U] ► »There is… …   Financial and business terms

  • fine-tune — fine tuner, n. /fuyn toohn , tyoohn /, v.t., fine tuned, fine tuning. 1. to tune (a radio or television receiver) to produce the optimum reception for the desired station or channel by adjusting a control knob or bar. 2. tune (def. 16). 3. to… …   Universalium

  • fine-tune — v. t. to adjust carefully and precisely so as to achieve optimum performance or efficiency; as, The mechanic fine tuned the engine. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fine tune — (v.) also fine tune, 1969, a back formation from fine tuning (1924), originally in reference to radio receivers …   Etymology dictionary

  • fine-tune — fine′ tune′ v. t. tuned, tun•ing 1) cvb to adjust (a receiver) for optimal reception 2) cvb tune 8) 3) cvb to make adjustments to produce stability or improvement • Etymology: 1920–25 fine′ tun′er, n …   From formal English to slang

  • fine-tune — v [T] to make very small changes to something such as a machine, system, or plan, so that it works as well as possible ▪ Over the next few days, we fine tuned the scheme and made some useful improvements. >fine tuning n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fine-tune — [fīn′to͞on′, fīn′tyo͞on′] vt. fine tuned, fine tuning 1. to adjust a control on (a TV or radio set) for better reception 2. to adjust (a device, system, policy, etc.) for greater effectiveness …   English World dictionary

  • fine-tune — [v] make small adjustments adjust, calibrate, make improvements, set, tune up, tweak; concepts 202,212 …   New thesaurus

  • fine-tune — verb transitive to make small changes to something in order to make it as good or effective as possible …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fine-tune — ► VERB ▪ make small adjustments to in order to achieve the best performance …   English terms dictionary

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