uncalibrated

adjective

un·​cal·​i·​brat·​ed ˌən-ˈka-lə-ˌbrā-təd How to pronounce uncalibrated (audio)
: not corrected, adjusted, or standardized by calibration : not calibrated
uncalibrated dates
using uncalibrated equipment

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The first version of VR products deployed are clunky and unfinished, with robot voices, glitches and uncalibrated AI. Mousa Yassin, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2021 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, 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, 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, 17 May 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of uncalibrated was in 1965

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Cite this Entry

“Uncalibrated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/uncalibrated. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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