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fine-tune

1. Literally, to make small and/or careful adjustments to a device, instrument, or machine. If you fine-tune your amp a little bit more, I think you'd get that tone you're looking for.
2. By extension, to make small and/or careful adjustments to an idea, plan, or strategy. I think if we fine-tuned our methodology, we'd have better success with this experiment.

fine-tune something

 
1. Lit. to make delicate adjustments in some mechanical or electronic device. It took a while to fine-tune the flute, but it was worth it.
2. Fig. to make small alterations in a plan or procedure. We need to spend some time fine-tuning the scheme, then we will seek approval.
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In concert, "Fine Tuning" examines the rise of car customization in Japan and the U.S., and how each market influenced the other to redefine automotive culture.
Why is "Fine Tuning" such a popular subject today, as evidenced by the many books that have been written on this topic?
The Development Bank of Singapore (DBS) (S05.SI) has said that the Indian government could go in for further policy fine tuning this year.
It's a little bit more relaxed, he's really fine tuning a lot of things.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Fine Tuning Turbocharger market in the US to grow at a CAGR of 22.81 percent over the period 2014-2019.
The five-part series was to be broadcast nightly from Monday August 28, but BBC executives said the "bold" show by the Glasgow-based troupe required "fine tuning".
We are now fine tuning the process, putting the customer design kit together, and we should be ready to start production in 2005 as planned."
Some on-site changes and fine tuning of the process are an inevitable part of every commissioning project and after the startup curve, when world records are sought after.
Gemco has been responsible for the conception, development and fine tuning at this plant.
This is said to enable precise profile dimension fine tuning and near zero-downtime for profile changes of similar section.
He said, "We reflect on ideas, there is a team of three or four people, to who I give suggestions and after fine tuning them we tweet.
Global Banking News-May 6, 2016--Chinese central bank promises policy fine tuning
Figure 2 is a fingerprint showing the CD and MD variation in a tissue mill before and after fine tuning of controls.
Even the fine tuning can become a constant wave of undershooting and overshooting and sometimes more time and material are expended in setting up than in quality production.
The central bank of China has said that it would implement a steady policy with fine tuning.