Calibrate definitions

kăl'ə-brāt'
To check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard (the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument).

Calibrate a thermometer.

verb
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To determine the caliber of.
verb
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To determine the caliber of (a tube).
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To fix, check, or correct the graduations of (a measuring instrument, as a thermometer)
verb
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To check, adjust, or standardize a measuring instrument, usually by comparing it with an accepted model.
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To measure the diameter of the inside of a tube.
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The definition of calibrate means to correct or adjust the graduations of something that measures, in comparison to a certain standard.

An example of to calibrate is to move an iPhone compass into the correct position.

An example of to calibrate is to set a scale at zero.

verb
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To measure the accuracy of a device, instrument, system, or process relative to a known standard and to adjust it, as necessary, in order that it conform to that standard over the range of its operation.
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To adjust or bring into balance. Scanners, CRTs and similar peripherals may require periodic adjustment. Unlike digital devices, the electronic components within these analog devices may change from their original specification. See TV calibration, color calibration and tweak.
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To check or adjust by comparison with a standard.
verb
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To make corrections in; adjust.

Calibrated the polling procedures to ensure objectivity.

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To adjust (a display setting) so that recorded images are accurately reproduced.

Calibrated the tint on the computer monitor.

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To mark the scale of a measuring instrument.
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To measure the caliber of a tube or gun.
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Origin of calibrate

From caliber +‎ -ate.