Definition of tunable in English:


(also tuneable)


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    • ‘Most scientists strongly distrust large-scale numerical models which rely heavily on tuneable parameters and other artificial constraints to keep them from going haywire.’
    • ‘In the late 1950s and early 1960s, a number of expensive tunable radios begin to pop up in specialty electronics catalogs.’
    • ‘The model demonstrated that this motif can generate a bistable switch with tunable control over the switching threshold and the degree of population heterogeneity.’
    • ‘Such a tunable oscillator could be used as a detector in a radio-frequency device such as a cellular phone.’
    • ‘The slumping telecom industry wasn't producing a high demand for tunable lasers.’
    • ‘People are interested in tunable anything.’
    • ‘Each of the ground harps has 22 tunable pairs of strings organised in a pentatonic scale, rather like the tuning of a lute.’
    • ‘The tumor area was irradiated with light from the argon-ion laser-pumped tunable dye laser.’
    • ‘With improved performance over static lenses, tunable optics will offer an increasingly viable solution to engineering problems.’
    • ‘Solid-state lasers such as alexandrite and titanium-doped sapphire are widely tunable between 1.1 and 1.6 m.’
    • ‘The goal is to have a device that's tunable in two bands or more at $1, 000.’