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a pronged instrument.
tuning fork a device that produces harmonic vibration when its two prongs are struck; used to test hearing and bone conduction. See tuning fork tests.
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tun·ing fork

a steel or magnesium-alloy instrument roughly resembling a two-tine fork; the vibrations of the tines, when struck, produce a pure tone and overtones; used to test hearing and vibratory sensation.
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tun·ing fork

(TF) (tūn'ing fōrk)
Steel or magnesium-alloy instrument roughly resembling a two-pronged fork, the vibrations of the prongs of which, when struck, give a musical tone of restricted bandwidth; used to test hearing and vibratory sensations.
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