What does calibrate mean?

Definitions for calibrateˈkæl əˌbreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word calibrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. calibrate, graduate, fine-tune(verb)

    make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

    "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"

  2. calibrate(verb)

    mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units

    "he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"

  3. calibrate(verb)

    measure the caliber of

    "calibrate a gun"


  1. calibrate(Verb)

    To check or adjust by comparison with a standard.

  2. calibrate(Verb)

    To mark the scale of a measuring instrument.

  3. calibrate(Verb)

    To measure the caliber of a tube or gun.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calibrate(verb)

    to ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also, more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the various standards or graduated instruments

Editors Contribution

  1. calibrate

    To adjust accurately for a specific function.

    To calibrate the engineering tool the engineer had to calibrate the official specification.

  2. calibrate

    To measure accurately.

    The telephone engineer had to calibrate the telephone line first before recalibrating the frequency.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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