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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Qualcomm took another step Monday toward expanding its chip content in 5G devices by taking full ownership of a joint venture that makes filter, amplifier and tuner modules for smartphones. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Qualcomm buys out joint venture partner to boost content in 5G smartphones," 16 Sep. 2019 The major ones are Touring, stock, tuner, GT and invitationals. Gieson Cacho, The Mercury News, "Preview: Artificial intelligence fuels an identity in ‘Grid’," 21 Aug. 2019 Keeping all dozen pianos in working order was piano tuner John McArdle and his foot-long tuning wrench. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "Friday morning in San Francisco and the sound of pianos blossom," 12 July 2019 To us, what MuscleCarsandTrucks.com is describing isn't going to be a big concern for any C8 buyer, or the tuners who like to manipulate code in the pursuit of power. Alexander Stoklosa, Car and Driver, "The 2020 Chevrolet C8 Corvette's Engine Computer is Tuner-Resistant? We Think Not," 30 May 2019 The custom exhaust dates to early 2019, and an ECUMaster digital engine tuner helps to dial in performance. Clocked on a dyno, the mods conspire to produce 476 horsepower and more than 600 lb-ft of torque at the rear wheels. Andrew Wendler, Car and Driver, "1988 Chevrolet Corvette C4 Callaway Twin-Turbo Four-Speed Is a High-Performance Love Letter from the '80s," 15 May 2019 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

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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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