tuner

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tuner an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    • n tuner someone who tunes pianos
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tuner tūn"ẽr One who tunes; especially, one whose occupation is to tune musical instruments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tuner One who tunes or puts in tune; also. one who makes music or sings.
    • n tuner Specifically One whose occupation it is to put musical instruments in proper tune and repair.
    • n tuner In organ-building, an adjustable flap or opening near the top of a flue-pipe, whereby the effective length of the air-column may be altered, so as to alter the pitch of the tone.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Tuner one who tunes or adjusts the sounds of musical instruments: one who makes music, or sings: in organs, an adjustable flap for altering the pitch of the tone
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A doublet of tone.

Usage

In literature:

Tuner was violent that day.
"The After House" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The piano in the chapel proving out of order, the elevator man proved to have been a piano tuner.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The tuner is coming to-morrow.
"Lippincott's Magazine, December, 1885" by Various
Edward Tuner, then the presiding judge of the District Court, was a Kentuckian.
"The Memories of Fifty Years" by William H. Sparks
But the tuner who came from Boston said it was just as good as ever.
"Quincy Adams Sawyer and Mason's Corner Folks" by Charles Felton Pidgin
The tuner comes regularly once in three months; the time is not yet up.
"Piano and Song" by Friedrich Wieck
In many of the cheaper pianos of this day, the lack of this essential manifests itself in an annoying degree to the piano tuner.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
Had we not captured, more by sheer good luck than strategy, the only piano-tuner in mediaeval France?
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
And, stranger still, a tuner pays a visit to put the instrument in tune.
"Nearly Lost but Dearly Won" by Theodore P. Wilson
Callinet, being absolutely penniless, was not prosecuted, but ended his days in the employ of Cavaille as voicer and tuner.
"The Recent Revolution in Organ Building" by George Laing Miller
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In poetry:

An image of a piano-tuner
with a basket of prawns on his shoulder
and a firescreen under his arm
his moustache made of clay-clotted twigs
and his cheeks daubed with wine
"The Very Image - To Rene Magritte" by David Gascoyne

In news:

Pinnacle Systems, a division of Avid Technology, is extending its Pinnacle PCTV line of TV tuners.
Many tuners apply, but only three are awarded vehicles to work on.
Now Mazda has done the work for them, creating a 'factory tuner ' named after a popular music technology.
Getting the Most Out of Your T-Network Antenna Tuner QST January 1995, pp 44-47 Here's how to adjust this popular tuning circuit so it transfers maximum power to your antenna.
Part 2 QST May 1995, pp 33-37 AI1H shows data taken using a low-power SWR tester and his simple load boxes to evaluate several antenna tuners .
D-Link Boxee Live TV Tuner .
2007 Chrysler Sebring Tuner .
A digital television (DTV) tuner in a TV set.
Dear Traffic Tuner , Just a question about maybe getting the lanes marked on Bear Valley Road as you turn from Mall Boulevard left onto Bear Valley.
0605St Banks Diesel Tuner 05 Z.
The tiny black square just to the right of the can tuner is a digital chip from Xceive that replaces an entire thing, and for a fraction of the cost.
The NextVision HD12 HDTV tuner from ViewSonic provides high-definition viewing on HD-ready TVs or displays.
Tuners do not have the same restraints.
Alviso, Calif – TiVo launched Thursday TiVo Premiere 4 — a four- tuner DVR with the TiVo guide and user interface and 75 hours of HD video storage capacity.
Color Tuner 5.2 released--is first approved to drive GretegMacbeth iO.
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In science:

Figure 4: Bead-pull measurement: an error of about 40 º between the 1st and last cell is measured in this reflection diagram, corresponding to a phase slip of ±10 º between electron and wave over 32 cells. The loss in accelerating efficiency is less than 1 %. The cells are not equipped with dimple tuners.
Design of a 3 GHz Accelerator Structure for the CLIC Test Facility (CTF 3) Drive Beam
Theistic fine-tuners, such as William Lane Craig4 and Dinesh D’Souza,5 often quote Stephen Hawking out of context in this regard.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
The fine-tuners fail to mention that a few pages later, on page 128 of Brief History, Hawking said, “The rate of expansion of the universe would automatically become very close to the critical rate determined by the energy density of the universe.
Defending The Fallacy of Fine-Tuning
This active mechanical stabilisation using fast tuners, thus stabilizes the resonant frequency of the cavities and maintains an optimal power transfer from the RF generator.
TESLA Technical Design Report Part I: Executive Summary
There is continued R&D to support the high-gradient program, as well as other critical ILCrelated R&D such as high-power RF couplers (LAL, Orsay, France) and cavity tuners (CEA Saclay, France; INFN Milan, Italy).
ILC Reference Design Report Volume 1 - Executive Summary
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