cal·i·brate vt \ˈkal-ə-ˌbrāt\
: to ascertain the caliber of (as a thermometer tube)
: to determine, rectify, or mark the graduations of (as a thermometer tube)
: to standardize (as a measuring instrument) by determining the deviation from a standard so as to ascertain the proper correction factors
—cal·i·bra·tion \ˌkal-ə-ˈbrā-shən\ noun
—cal·i·bra·tor \ˈkal-ə-ˌbrāt-ər\ noun
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