fine-tune

verb \ ˈfīn-ˈtün \

Definition of fine-tune

fine-tuned; fine-tuning; fine-tunes
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

1959

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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FINE-TUNE Defined for English Language Learners

fine-tune

Definition of fine-tune for English Language Learners

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



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