tunable

adjective
tun·​able | \ ˈtü-nə-bəl How to pronounce tunable (audio) , ˈtyü- \

Definition of tunable

1 : capable of being tuned tunable lasers
2 archaic
a : tuneful
b : sounding in tune : concordant

Other Words from tunable

tunability \ ˌtü-​nə-​ˈbi-​lə-​tē How to pronounce tunable (audio) , ˌtyü-​ \ noun
tunableness \ ˈtü-​nə-​bəl-​nəs How to pronounce tunable (audio) , ˈtyü-​ \ noun
tunably \ ˈtü-​nə-​blē How to pronounce tunable (audio) , ˈtyü-​ \ adverb

Examples of tunable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fine-tunable via seven switch plate materials, two mounting styles, plus optional internal dampening. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 27 Apr. 2022 Detachable ear pads, an easy-to-use size adjustment dial, and tunable vent covers add all-season, all-weather adaptability. Drew Zieff, Outside Online, 28 Mar. 2022 The recent launch of Radix 2.8 is the first of several low-loss, tunable dielectric resins. Michael Molitch-hou, Forbes, 7 Mar. 2022 State-of-the-art audio, visual and lighting systems will be installed, along with a tunable acoustic canopy above the stage. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2022 LCMs operate by packing thousands of tunable optical resonators onto the surface of a CMOS semiconductor chip. Sabbir Rangwala, Forbes, 22 Oct. 2021 Flight Attendant constantly gives you the ideal pedaling or descending platform based on a complex and tunable algorithm. Rob Reed, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Beyond an improved ride experience, rider research showed a tunable system could extend battery life and increase traction by not over-torquing the motor on slippery climbs. Trevor Raab, Popular Mechanics, 1 Sep. 2021 And a two-position, carbon-fiber anti-roll bar up front with a three-way iron bar in back and adjustable camber at both axles and tunable coil-over suspension. Ezra Dyer, Car and Driver, 14 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of tunable

circa 1500, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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The first known use of tunable was circa 1500

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15 May 2022

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“Tunable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tunable. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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