tun·​er | \ ˈtü-nər How to pronounce tuner (audio) , ˈtyü-\

Definition of tuner

1 : one that tunes a piano tuner
2 : something used for tuning specifically : the part of a receiving set that converts radio signals into audio or video signals

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But notice how that four-tuner section makes no mention of watching live TV on four devices at once? Chris Welch, The Verge, "Amazon Fire TV Recast review: the cord cutter’s DVR," 14 Nov. 2018 SiliconDust’s HDHomeRun Connect Duo includes two tuners for OTA programming. Chris Welch, The Verge, "The Verge Cord Cutter’s Guide: hardware, software, and services," 20 Dec. 2018 Other functions are reachable via the physical home button below the display, and there's also a physical volume button and tuner. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: Buick aims high, falls short with $60,000 Enclave Avenir," 2 Mar. 2018 In other words, this is the opportune moment for aftermarket tuners to step in and fill the horsepower void. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "The Great American Tuner Shoot-Out," 3 Aug. 2016 Besides using a tuner, a quick way to check intonation is to play a note on the 12th fret and then play the same harmonic on the 12th fret by lightly depressing your finger on the middle of the fret and letting the note ring out. Henry Robertson, Popular Mechanics, "How to Set Up a Guitar And Make It Your Own," 7 Dec. 2018 The Blackloud AF1 FM headset works by building its FM tuner into an in-line control box, while the cable functions as the antenna. Jon Porter, The Verge, "These headphones bring FM radio to your iPhone," 30 Oct. 2018 The confusion can be summarized with the four different ways to change the radio stations, including a tuner dial by the pad, the pad itself, steering wheel controls, and the vehicle info display. Robert Duffer, chicagotribune.com, "Review: 2018 Lexus LC 500 is both beauty and beast," 2 Oct. 2017 After the untimely death of his father George trained as a piano tuner and technician at Steinway to support his mother and younger sister. courant.com, "George W. Krippenstapel," 30 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of tuner

circa 1801, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tuner was circa 1801

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English Language Learners Definition of tuner

: a person who tunes musical instruments
: an electronic device that changes radio signals into sounds or images

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