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calibrate

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verb cal·i·brate \ˈka-lə-ˌbrāt\

Simple Definition of calibrate

  • : to adjust or mark (something, such as a measuring device) so that it can be used in an accurate and exact way

  • : to measure (something) in an exact and precise way

Full Definition of calibrate

cal·i·brat·edcal·i·brat·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to ascertain the caliber of (as a thermometer tube)

  3. 2 :  to determine, rectify, or mark the graduations of (as a thermometer tube)

  4. 3 :  to standardize (as a measuring instrument) by determining the deviation from a standard so as to ascertain the proper correction factors

  5. 4 :  to adjust precisely for a particular function

  6. 5 :  to measure precisely; especially :  to measure against a standard

cal·i·bra·tor play \-ˌbrā-tər\ noun

Examples of calibrate

  1. carefully calibrate the dosage of a medicine



Circa 1864

First Known Use of calibrate

circa 1864

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Medical Dictionary

calibrate

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transitive verb cal·i·brate \ˈkal-ə-ˌbrāt\

Medical Definition of calibrate

cal·i·brat·edcal·i·brat·ing

  1. 1:  to ascertain the caliber of (as a thermometer tube)

  2. 2:  to determine, rectify, or mark the graduations of (as a thermometer tube)

  3. 3:  to standardize (as a measuring instrument) by determining the deviation from a standard so as to ascertain the proper correction factors

  4. cal·i·bra·tion \ˌkal-ə-ˈbrā-shən\play noun
    cal·i·bra·tor \ˈkal-ə-ˌbrāt-ər\play noun




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