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Taking the time to polish a pun or fine-tune a practical joke is a way of saying, 'I'm thinking about you and I want to please you.'
Andrew Hudgins

Meaning of "fine-tune" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FINE-TUNE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF FINE-TUNE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Fine-Tune is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb fine-tune in English.

WHAT DOES FINE-TUNE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of fine-tune in the English dictionary

The definition of fine-tune in the dictionary is to make fine adjustments to in order to obtain optimum performance.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO FINE-TUNE

PRESENT

Present
I fine-tune
you fine-tune
he/she/it fine-tunes
we fine-tune
you fine-tune
they fine-tune
Present continuous
I am fine-tuning
you are fine-tuning
he/she/it is fine-tuning
we are fine-tuning
you are fine-tuning
they are fine-tuning
Present perfect
I have fine-tuned
you have fine-tuned
he/she/it has fine-tuned
we have fine-tuned
you have fine-tuned
they have fine-tuned
Present perfect continuous
I have been fine-tuning
you have been fine-tuning
he/she/it has been fine-tuning
we have been fine-tuning
you have been fine-tuning
they have been fine-tuning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I fine-tuned
you fine-tuned
he/she/it fine-tuned
we fine-tuned
you fine-tuned
they fine-tuned
Past continuous
I was fine-tuning
you were fine-tuning
he/she/it was fine-tuning
we were fine-tuning
you were fine-tuning
they were fine-tuning
Past perfect
I had fine-tuned
you had fine-tuned
he/she/it had fine-tuned
we had fine-tuned
you had fine-tuned
they had fine-tuned
Past perfect continuous
I had been fine-tuning
you had been fine-tuning
he/she/it had been fine-tuning
we had been fine-tuning
you had been fine-tuning
they had been fine-tuning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will fine-tune
you will fine-tune
he/she/it will fine-tune
we will fine-tune
you will fine-tune
they will fine-tune
Future continuous
I will be fine-tuning
you will be fine-tuning
he/she/it will be fine-tuning
we will be fine-tuning
you will be fine-tuning
they will be fine-tuning
Future perfect
I will have fine-tuned
you will have fine-tuned
he/she/it will have fine-tuned
we will have fine-tuned
you will have fine-tuned
they will have fine-tuned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been fine-tuning
you will have been fine-tuning
he/she/it will have been fine-tuning
we will have been fine-tuning
you will have been fine-tuning
they will have been fine-tuning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would fine-tune
you would fine-tune
he/she/it would fine-tune
we would fine-tune
you would fine-tune
they would fine-tune
Conditional continuous
I would be fine-tuning
you would be fine-tuning
he/she/it would be fine-tuning
we would be fine-tuning
you would be fine-tuning
they would be fine-tuning
Conditional perfect
I would have fine-tune
you would have fine-tune
he/she/it would have fine-tune
we would have fine-tune
you would have fine-tune
they would have fine-tune
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been fine-tuning
you would have been fine-tuning
he/she/it would have been fine-tuning
we would have been fine-tuning
you would have been fine-tuning
they would have been fine-tuning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you fine-tune
we let´s fine-tune
you fine-tune
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to fine-tune
Past participle
fine-tuned
Present Participle
fine-tuning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FINE-TUNE

fine print
fine structure
fine-cut
fine-draw
fine-drawn
fine-drew
fine-grain
fine-grained
fine-tooth comb
fine-toothed comb
fine-tuning
fineable
fineableness
fineish
fineless
finely
fineness
fineries
finery
fines herbes

WORDS THAT END LIKE FINE-TUNE

attune
autotune
call the tune
carry a tune
Dame Fortune
detune
fortune
importune
infortune
inopportune
misfortune
Neptune
opportune
retune
signature tune
small fortune
soldier of fortune
tune
untune
wheel of fortune

Synonyms and antonyms of fine-tune in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «fine-tune» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FINE-TUNE

Find out the translation of fine-tune to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of fine-tune from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «fine-tune» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

微调
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ajustar
570 millions of speakers

English

fine-tune
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ठीक धुन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

صقل
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

тонкая настройка
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

fazer ajustes minuciosos
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নিখুঁত টিউন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

régler avec précision
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Baik-baik saja
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

fein abstimmen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

微調整する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

세세히 조정하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

setelan seng apik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tinh chỉnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இவ்வறிவிப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

जुळविण्यासाठी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ince ayar
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

sintonizzare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

dostrojenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тонка настройка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

fin - tune
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

τελειοποιήσουν
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verfyn
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

finjustera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fin- tune
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fine-tune

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FINE-TUNE»

The term «fine-tune» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.899 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FINE-TUNE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about fine-tune

EXAMPLES

2 QUOTES WITH «FINE-TUNE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word fine-tune.
1
Andrew Hudgins
Taking the time to polish a pun or fine-tune a practical joke is a way of saying, 'I'm thinking about you and I want to please you.'
2
Michael Welch
I know some actors feel classes are not cool or they create negative public relations, but I continue to crave the story just beyond my reach. To grasp that brass ring I need to continue to fine-tune my talents.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FINE-TUNE»

Discover the use of fine-tune in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fine-tune and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Life Kerning: Creative Ways to Fine Tune Your Perspective on ...
Life Kerning shows you how. Small steps toward the elusive work-life balance:Live a life that fuels your work, and work in a way that fuels your life. Life Kerning shows you how, one miniscule step at a time. "I just love this book.
Justin Ahrens, 2011
2
Fine Tune Your Brain: When Everything's Going Right and what ...
If you've ever lost a sale, had a good idea die for lack of support from others, been misunderstood in a management conflict, or been passed over for a promotion, this book will help you pinpoint why this happened & give you skills for a ...
Genie Z. Laborde, 1988
3
Fine-tune Your Choir
Following the outstanding success of Kick-start Your Choir - this book offers yet more practical strategies for perfecting your choral directorship skills, distilled from years of experience.
Mike Brewer, 2003
4
DS, GS, and Depot Maintenance Manual: Receiving Set, Radar ...
15-3.2) RF section 9A6 consists of RF section subassembly 9A6A1, RF mixer 9A6A3, fine tune •»scillator 9A6A1, and times four multiplier A6A2. Initial selection of the incoming data radio signal and rejection of all undesired frequencies are ...
5
New Investor's Toolbox: Using the Right Tools to Fine Tune ...
Whether you want to manage your own investments more effectively or deal with your financial adviser on an equal basis because you understand his gobbledegook, this book will be one of your soundest investments.
Henry Harington, Alexander Hoar, 2004
6
Advances in Applied Human Modeling and Simulation
Figure 5, 6, and 7 show the average results of the rough-tune, the fine-tune, and the completion times with a function as the enlarging methods in this experiment, respectively. The horizontal and vertical axes indicate each enlarging method ...
Vincent G. Duffy, 2012
7
4 0 1 K Bulletproofing for a Recession: Fine-Tune Your 401k ...
This book is your how-to financial expert to help you restructure your 401K plan to adapt it in today’s economic and financial slump. · Understand how 401K works for you so you can reformat your retirement scheme right away and save ...
KMS Publishing, 2014
8
David Busch's Nikon D3s/D3x Guide to Digital SLR Photography
Lens Tune-up The key tool you can use to fine-tune your lens is the AF fine tune entry in the Setup menu, shown in Figure 9.21. You'll find the process easier to understand ifyou first run through this quick overview of the menu options: I AF fine ...
David D. Busch, 2011
9
Nikon D800 & D800E Digital Field Guide
fine-tune. This option allows you to adjust the autofocus to fit a specific lens. Lenses are manufactured to tight specifications, but every once in a while there may be something a little off in the manufacturing process that might cause the lens to ...
J. Dennis Thomas, 2012
10
Beat the College Admissions Game: Do a Project!
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy. The Plan: The Plan: The Plan: The Plan: The Plan: Fine- Tune the Scope Fine-Tune the Scope Fine-Tune the Scope Fine-Tune the Scope Fine-Tune the Scope of the Project of the Project of the Project of the Project of the ...
Susan Tatsui-D'Arcy

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FINE-TUNE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fine-tune is used in the context of the following news items.
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NCC Moves to Fine-Tune Framework for Lawful Interception of …
Abuja — The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Mr. Eugene Juwah, on Tuesday, said that the ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
2
Spieth looks to fine-tune British Open challenge at John Deere
File picSILVIS (United States), July 9 ― Jordan Spieth will be looking to fine-tune his British Open challenge today as he returns to the scene of ... «Malay Mail Online, Jul 15»
3
Fine-Tune Your Farm Finances – Now!
For more, be sure to read "Fine-Tune Your Farm Finances" in the August 2015 issue of Successful Farming magazine. add comment +. «Agriculture.com, Jul 15»
4
Warriors fine-tune ahead of Guatemala clash
Trinidad and Tobago senior men's footballers will have a one-hour session at Soldier Field, Chicago, today on the eve of their opening 2015 ... «Trinidad & Tobago Express, Jul 15»
5
Matrimonial sites to be linked to Aadhaar card, govt to fine-tune
In a step towards keeping a tab on increasing cases of fraudulence on matrimonial sites, the government has decided to make Aadhar number ... «Exchange4Media, Jul 15»
6
Engineers fine-tune new NASA space launch system
Stephen Higgins, a graduate research assistant at the University of Georgia, poses with a space shuttle main engine at NASA's Marshall Space ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
7
Engineers help NASA fine-tune new Space Launch System
Researchers at the University of Georgia College of Engineering are helping NASA determine if a key rocket component can withstand the ... «Space Daily, Jul 15»
8
INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Bestselling sedan gets a fine-tune
INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: Bestselling sedan gets a fine-tune. by Lerato Matebese, 2015-07-02 07:40:18.0. Lerato Matebese. INTERNATIONAL LAUNCH: ... «BDlive, Jul 15»
9
S. Korea, Japan fine-tune UNESCO heritage issue
SEOUL, July 1 (Yonhap) -- Senior South Korean and Japanese diplomats had talks here Wednesday on Tokyo's push for the listing of its early ... «Yonhap News, Jul 15»
10
Actors helping to fine-tune 'Love and Lobsters'
A preview performance the Freeport Players production of “Love and Lobsters” will be staged on Thursday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m., at the Freeport ... «KeepMEcurrent.com, Jul 15»

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