from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To make small adjustments in for optimal performance or effectiveness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb to adjust carefully and precisely so as to achieve optimum performance or efficiency.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To make small adjustments to something until optimization is achieved

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb adjust finely
  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
  • verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring


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