re·​cal·​i·​brate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈka-lə-ˌbrāt How to pronounce recalibrate (audio) \
recalibrated; recalibrating; recalibrates

Definition of recalibrate

transitive verb

: to calibrate (something) again … these systems gradually drift off course so that the navigator periodically needs a fresh point of reference to recalibrate the navigation system.— Stefi Weisburd The problem is that eating more doesn't sate us; we merely recalibrate how much we think we need.— Nando Pelusi

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recalibration \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌka-​lə-​ˈbrā-​shən How to pronounce recalibration (audio) \ noun, plural recalibrations
Literacy standards were in need of constant recalibration, as each new phase of the war could inflate or deflate the value of existing skills, inflate or deflate the effectiveness of existing induction policies and instructional efforts. — Deborah Brandt

First Known Use of recalibrate

1883, in the meaning defined above

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“Recalibrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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