Definition of Detune

1. Verb. (music) To intentionally lower or raise the pitch produced by a musical instrument. Often done to produce sounds not normally possible, or in the case of stringed instruments to reduce tension for the purposes of shipping or maintenance. ¹



2. Verb. (electronics) To alter the capacitance of a circuit such that its resonant frequency differs from the incoming frequency. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Detune

1. to reduce the power of a car engine [v DETUNED, DETUNING, DETUNES]

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Literary usage of Detune

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1. Utilisation and Reliability of High Power Proton Accelerators: Workshop by NEA Nuclear Science Committee (2003)
"The detune constants were measured in the CW operation; 9.4 and 15.6 Hz/(MV/m)2 ... Dynamic detune angle measured in a pulsed operation D) CD -1 (Af=194.5 ..."

2. Elements of Radiotelegraphy by Ellery W. Stone (1919)
"When, however, we detune the ... whether we detune to a longer wave than the resonant one or a shorter wave, we say that the tuning is sharp —and the ..."

3. Proceedings by American Society of Civil Engineers (1903)
"Tables are given to illustrate by experiment tik effect of this water passing through the permeable mass, which detune- strates that when water is forced ..."

4. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon (1811)
"THE detune AND FALL pedition of CHAP, quarter of the city, from the Lateran to the •Coliseum, was consumed by the flames, and devoted to perpetual ..."

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