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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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