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tune

1. a melody, esp one for which harmony is not essential
2. the most important part in a musical texture
3. the condition of producing accurately pitched notes, intervals, etc. (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune)
4. accurate correspondence of pitch and intonation between instruments (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune)
5. the correct adjustment of a radio, television, or some other electronic circuit with respect to the required frequency (esp in the phrases in tune, out of tune)

tune

[tün]
(electronics)
To adjust for resonance at a desired frequency.

tune

(jargon)
(From musical, possibly via automotive, usage) To optimise a program or system for a particular environment, especially by adjusting numerical parameters designed as hooks for tuning, e.g. by changing "#define" lines in C. One may "tune for time" (fastest execution), "tune for space" (least memory use), or "tune for configuration" (most efficient use of hardware).

See bum, hot spot, hand-hacking.
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Yet unlike, say, the people in Renaissance pastoral scenes, who are in tune with their surroundings, those who occupy these spaces appear to be trapped, implying that the trip to the countryside is as stressful as life in the city.
Over the last ninety years of this magazine's existence, many thousands of people whose ideas were generally in tune with it have marched, rallied, sat-in, struck, petitioned, organized, and otherwise struggled for progressive social change.