fine-tune


fine–tune

verb \ˈfīn-ˈtün\

: to make small changes to (something) in order to improve the way it works or to make it exactly right

Full Definition of FINE-TUNE

transitive verb
1
a :  to adjust precisely so as to bring to the highest level of performance or effectiveness <fine–tune a TV set> <fine–tune the format>
b :  to improve through minor alteration or revision <fine–tune the temperature of the room>
2
:  to stabilize (an economy) by small-scale fiscal and monetary manipulations

First Known Use of FINE-TUNE

1967

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