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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
tuner
noun
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▪ Gregory's bass guitar was out of tune because of a wayward string and none of the group had guitar tuners.
▪ I was fiddling with the tuner, trying to get a station with news.
▪ She could feel their tension and their eyes on her as she flicked the tuner across the dial desperately.
▪ The tuners are Jackson's own and feel satisfyingly smooth and efficient, with no unwanted backlash.
▪ The banjo-style tuners are the coolest things too.
▪ These sockets are followed by a useful tuner output which feeds any external guitar tuner without interrupting the signal path.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Tuner

Tuner \Tun"er\, n. One who tunes; especially, one whose occupation is to tune musical instruments.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
tuner

"one who tunes musical instruments," 1801, agent noun from tune (v.). From 1570s as "musician, singer." From 1909 as "device for varying the frequency of a radio or (later) television."

Wiktionary
tuner

n. 1 A person who tunes a piano or organ. 2 A device, electronic or mechanical, that helps a person tune a musical instrument by showing the deviation of the played pitch from the desired pitch. 3 On a musical instrument, a peg or mechanical device that changes the tension, and hence pitch, of a string. 4 The component of an audio system that receives radio broadcasts. 5 (context entertainment industry English) A musical.

WordNet
tuner
  1. n. someone who tunes pianos [syn: piano tuner]

  2. an electronic receiver that detects and demodulates and amplifies transmitted signals [syn: radio receiver, receiving set, radio set, radio, wireless]

Wikipedia
Tuner

Tuner may refer to someone or something which adjusts or configures a mechanical, electronic, or musical device.

Tuner (radio)

A tuner is a subsystem that receives radio frequency (RF) transmissions like radio broadcasts and converts the selected carrier frequency and its associated bandwidth into a fixed frequency that is suitable for further processing, usually because a lower frequency is used on the output. Broadcast FM/ AM transmissions usually feed this intermediate frequency (IF) directly into a demodulator that convert the radio signal into audio-frequency signals that can be fed into an amplifier to drive a loudspeaker. More complex transmissions like PAL/ NTSC (TV), DAB (digital radio), DVB-T/ DVB-S/ DVB-C (digital TV) etc. uses a wider frequency bandwidth, often with several subcarriers. These are transmitted inside the receiver as an intermediate frequency (IF). The next step is usually either to process subcarriers like real radio transmissions or to sample the whole bandwidth with A/D at a rate faster than the nyquist rate that is at least the IF frequency.

The term tuner can also refer to a radio receiver or standalone audio component that are part of an audio system, to be connected to a separate amplifier. The verb "tuning" in radio contexts means adjusting the radio receiver to receive the desired radio signal carrier frequency that a particular radio station uses.

Tuner (band)

Tuner (also capitalised as TUNER) is an electronic rock duo formed by drummer/programmer Pat Mastelotto (of King Crimson) and touch guitarist Markus Reuter. Tuner has released four albums and also functions as a production team, having produced and arranged records for Tovah, Moonbound and Chrysta Bell and as remixers (having contributed to Steven Wilson's Insurgentes Rmxs). Mastelotto and Reuter also work together in Stick Men and The Crimson ProjeKct.

Usage examples of "tuner".

The trail was soon wide enough for two ponies, and while Nok Lek again went ahead, the Doctor rode alongside the piano tuner.

Nok Lek led the piano tuner through the crowd, speaking softly to part it.

It was nice to be able to build a superdreadnought as fast as anyone else's battlecruisers, yet the torrents of radiation the tuners produced were too much to expose one's personnel to.

A bulk carrier's tuning components may last as long as fifty years between replacements and those of a passenger ship up to twenty years, but a warship is likely to require complete tuner overhaul and replacement as frequently as once every eight to ten years.

The stereo system dominating a small electronics shop drew him close to the glass, five disk CD changer, digital tuner with forty presets, six-mode preset equalizer, dual full-logic cassette decks, extra bass, and he found himself wondering covetously about sub-woofers and wattage.

But I did come across one very peculiar item, a small green metal box six inches by four by two, with a circular control that was both switch and tuner, and two glassed-in dials with neither figures nor marking on them.

Pete spun the tuner, and the picture popped off and on as the receiver caught different stations.

Henry runs his fingers over the console and pushes the button for the tuner.

Faintly it hits me that she too is lost in a world of shit, completely drowning in it, and this somehow sets off my remembering that the piano tuner will be stopping by this afternoon and that I should leave a note with the doorman to let him in.

On the other side of the room, next to a desk and a magazine rack by Gio Ponti, is a complete stereo system (CD player, tape deck, tuner, amplifier) by Sansui with six‑.

From what I can see here, he's good for another eight to ten months hyper time on the tuners he's got before he even approaches mandatory replacement wear.

Coglin reported his engineers spotted a fluctuation in his Warshawski tuners when he left hyper and declared an emergency.

The tuners take more strain than any other sail component, so unless you're terminally dumb, you watch for the tiniest frequency kicks like a hawk.

That's a short hop, with minimal tuner stress and demand, and one of the big yards there could put in a whole new sail, much less tuners, in less than two months.

If they send new tuners from Haven, they're either going to have to send their own repair ship to install them or else charter one of ours, anyway, and the time they're spending in orbit has to be costing them a lot more in lost profit than paying us for the parts would.