Syntonic meaning

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The definition of syntonic is something that is consistent with its environment, or that is consistent in light of other beliefs and personality traits.

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.

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(psychology) Characterized by a high degree of emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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(electricity) Of or relating to two oscillating circuits having the same resonant frequency.
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(psychol.) In emotional equilibrium and responsive to the environment.
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(psychology) Characterized by a high degree of emotional responsiveness to the environment.
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(psychology) In harmony or synergy with one's personality and milieu.
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(physics, of oscillating systems) Having the same frequency.
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Origin of syntonic

  • From Greek suntonos high-strung, intense, attuned from sunteinein to draw tight sun- syn- teinein to stretch ten- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From German Syntonie (“syntony") +"Ž -ic.

    From Wiktionary