un·​cal·​i·​brat·​ed | \ ˌən-ˈka-lə-ˌbrā-təd How to pronounce uncalibrated (audio) \

Definition of uncalibrated

: not corrected, adjusted, or standardized by calibration : not calibrated uncalibrated dates using uncalibrated equipment

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Recent Examples on the Web On Spears’s Instagram, the light is uncalibrated — as likely to charge in from floor-to-ceiling windows offering 360-degree California views as to issue from a single overhead light bulb located behind her, casting her face in shadow. New York Times, "When Britney Spears Posts on Instagram, a Thousand Conspiracies Flower," 12 June 2019 To further persuade you to make this recipe, know that there’s no searing in a skillet, no uncalibrated ovens to worry about — just unfussy cooking done on the stovetop. Alison Roman, New York Times, "Foolproof Fish Isn’t a Myth," 17 June 2019 The president and his acolytes are championing conspiracy theories and a sweeping, uncalibrated, all-out assault on our institutions. Kevin Baker, The New Republic, "Why America needs truth and reconciliation after Trump," 17 May 2018

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1965, in the meaning defined above

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“Uncalibrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalibrated. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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