Origin of syntonicfrom Classical Greek syntonos, in harmony from syn-, with + tonos, voice, tone
- An example of syntonic is when your behavior is consistent with cultural codes and appropriate for a given situation.
- An example of syntonic is if you refuse to tell a lie and you are a generally honest person and you have religious beliefs that suggest honesty is essential.
The definition of syntonic is something that is consistent with its environment, or that is consistent in light of other beliefs and personality traits.
- Psychology Characterized by a high degree of emotional responsiveness to the environment.
- Electricity Of or relating to two oscillating circuits having the same resonant frequency.
Origin of syntonicFrom Greek suntonos high-strung, intense, attuned from sunteinein to draw tight sun- syn- teinein to stretch ; see ten- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more syntonic, superlative most syntonic)
From German Syntonie (“syntony") +"Ž -ic.
- When this is the case, if discharges are made across the spark gap oscillations are excited in the closed circuit, and these induce other syntonic oscillations in the antenna circuit.
- Marconi in an operative system of syntonic wireless telegraphy.
- Slaby in Berlin shortly afterwards made a similar exhibition of syntonic electric wave telegraphy' O.
- Lodge had previously described in 1897 a syntonic system of electric wave telegraphy, but it had not been publicly seen in operation prior to the exhibitions of Marconi and Slaby.'
- Lodge was, however, fully aware that it was necessary for syntonic telegraphy to provide a radiator capable of emitting sustained trains of waves.