Calibrate meaning

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

Calibrate a thermometer.

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To fix, check, or correct the graduations of (a measuring instrument, as a thermometer)
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To measure the diameter of the inside of a tube.
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To determine the caliber of.
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To check, adjust, or standardize a measuring instrument, usually by comparing it with an accepted model.
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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.

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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 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 check or adjust by comparison with a standard.
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To mark the scale of a measuring instrument.
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To determine the caliber of (a tube).
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To measure the caliber of a tube or gun.
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Origin of calibrate

  • From caliber +‎ -ate.

    From Wiktionary