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verb [transitive] tune pronunciation in British English /tjuːn/
Word Forms
present tense
present participletuning
past tensetuned
past participletuned
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  1. 2
    [usually passive] to set a radio or television to a particular station or programme
    The television in the corner was tuned to BBC2.
    1. a.
      to watch or to listen to a particular programme or station
      stay tuned (to something) (=keep watching or listening): Stay tuned for the latest weather report.
  2. 3
    to develop or to train someone or something
    Try to tune your ear to distinguish between the sounds.
    finely tuned: It takes a finely tuned athlete to perform in a triathlon.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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