Definition of Fine-tune

1. Verb. Improve or perfect by pruning or polishing. "Refine one's style of writing"

Exact synonyms: Down, Polish, Refine
Generic synonyms: Ameliorate, Amend, Better, Improve, Meliorate
Specialized synonyms: Over-refine, Overrefine, Civilise, Civilize, Cultivate, Educate, School, Train
Derivative terms: Polish, Refinement, Refinement, Refiner



2. Verb. Adjust finely. "Fine-tune the engine"
Exact synonyms: Tweak
Generic synonyms: Tune, Tune Up

3. Verb. Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring. "Graduate a cylinder"
Exact synonyms: Calibrate, Graduate
Generic synonyms: Adjust, Correct, Set
Derivative terms: Calibration, Graduate, Graduation

Definition of Fine-tune

1. Verb. To make small adjustments to something until optimization is achieved ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Fine-tune

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1. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"fine-tune your weed-control program to reduce rates Know the situation Reducing herbicide rates requires that you know your soil, weed problem, herbicide, ..."

2. Dictionary of English and French Idioms: Illustrating, by Phrases and by Jean Roemer (1853)
"... hate find n fine tune of it (ironically), j'ai eu du bon temps—.—Dieu sait quel —.—c'est nn beau garçon, bel homme. much firing to-day (of guns, ..."

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