untuned

untuned

[¦ən′tünd]
(electricity)
Not resonant at any of the frequencies being handled.
References in classic literature ?
The tinkle of more or less untuned cottage pianos floated out of open stern-ports till the gas-lamps began to twinkle in the streets, and the ship's night-watchman, coming sleepily on duty after his unsatisfactory day slumbers, hauled down the flags and fastened a lighted lantern at the break of the gangway.
Named after a group of revolutionary socialist feminist Scousers, bIG fLAME's sound has been described as 'scratchy and untuned and stupidly loud.
Surreal nature, untuned sounds, hybrid beings patched together out of cultural scraps and kitchen utensils: spaceflight takes Sun Ra to another world.
In the sequence about small hands, even an ear untuned to the subtleties of that pastoral might have caught (though in a version perverted by the abjectly low level of the exchange) the famous line from E.
The voltage profile, real, reactive power profile of the system with untuned SVC are shown in fig.
She also learned to laugh at herself and her limitations, like her untuned singing voice, and this has added to her honest and vulnerable appeal.
Considers Simon Dormandy as, in the Manchester production, turning 'a caricature of a part into a rounded character'; finds the second scene 'hilarious and threatening'; compares the action of the play favorably with Antigone; describes the text as 'richly poetic' but found the drum accompaniment made some of it unclear 'to the untuned English ear'; said the play was carried by 'the ritual and the strange grace of the dancing and music'.
Cars we drive in could do with a few defective parts - a leaky oil seal, a worn-out tyre, or an untuned engine - but with an F1 car, be it the dominant Mercedes, Red Bull or Ferrari, a glitch or an error in judgement could mean death.
The company will even leave some features untuned during beta testing just to see if people pick up on the flaws.
Across the room and above the untuned piano, which was there simply to impress and provide a surface for plants, was the portrait of himself that he had commissioned.
In the first, they will help professional paranormal investigators attempt to record electronic voice phenomena using an untuned radio that spirits are able to switch between frequencies to form messages from a jigsaw of words spoken on different stations.
The uncalibrated and untuned photos showcase high-resolution views of Tokyo, Bangkok, Baltimore, Las Vegas, and Aleppo, Syria.