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tuner

A tuner is an electronic device that receives signals and allows you to listen to the radio or watch television. Another kind of tuner is used to adjust the pitch of a musical instrument.

One kind of tuner can receive digital signals so you can watch television, and another kind is built into your car radio. A person can be a tuner too, such as an expert who makes adjustments to a piano's strings until the pitch is correct. There are also small electronic tuners that attach to an instrument like a guitar. Before it meant "instrument adjuster," a tuner was a "musician or singer."

Definitions of tuner
  1. noun
    an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals
    synonyms: radio, radio receiver, radio set, receiving set, wireless
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    clock radio
    a radio that includes a clock that can be set to turn it on automatically
    crystal set
    an early radio receiver using a crystal detector
    heterodyne receiver, superhet, superheterodyne receiver
    a radio receiver that combines a locally generated frequency with the carrier frequency to produce a supersonic signal that is demodulated and amplified
    push-button radio
    a radio receiver that can be tuned by pressing buttons
    type of:
    receiver, receiving system
    set that receives radio or tv signals
  2. noun
    someone who tunes pianos
    synonyms: piano tuner
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    type of:
    skilled worker, skilled workman, trained worker
    a worker who has acquired special skills
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