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  1. quality, caliber, calibre(noun)

    a degree or grade of excellence or worth

    "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"

  2. bore, gauge, caliber, calibre(noun)

    diameter of a tube or gun barrel

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  1. calibre(Noun)

    Diameter of the bore of a firearm, typically measured between opposite lands.

  2. calibre(Noun)

    The diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet, a projectile, or a column.

  3. calibre(Noun)

    A nominal name for a cartridge type, which may not exactly indicate its true size and may include other measurements such as cartridge length or black powder capacity. Eg 7.62x39 or 38.40.

  4. calibre(Noun)

    Unit of measure used to express the length of the bore of a weapon. The number of calibres is determined by dividing the length of the bore of the weapon, from the breech face of the tube to the muzzle, by the diameter of its bore. A gun tube the bore of which is 40 feet (480 inches) long and 12 inches in diameter is said to be 40 calibers long.

  5. calibre(Noun)

    Relative size, importance, magnitude.

  6. calibre(Noun)

    Capacity or compass of mind.

  7. calibre(Noun)

    : Degree of importance or station in society.

  8. Origin: From calibre. Origin uncertain, perhaps, from qua libra

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  1. Calibre(noun)

    the diameter of the bore, as a cannon or other firearm, or of any tube; or the weight or size of the projectile which a firearm will carry; as, an 8 inch gun, a 12-pounder, a 44 caliber

  2. Calibre(noun)

    the diameter of round or cylindrical body, as of a bullet or column

  3. Calibre(noun)

    fig.: Capacity or compass of mind

  4. Origin: [F. calibre, perh. fr. L. qualibra of what pound, of what weight; hence, of what size, applied first to a ball or bullet; cf. also Ar. qlib model, mold. Cf. Calipers, Calivere.]

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  1. Calibre

    Calibre, birth name Dominick Martin, is a Drum and Bass, and Liquid Funk, music producer and DJ hailing from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He originally started producing at a young age and has spent many years refining his sound. He is a classically trained musician playing a variety of musical instruments eventually becoming a self-taught music producer. Martin started producing Drum and Bass in 1995 and his first signed release was credited under the now defunct Quadrophonic label owned by U2. In addition to impressing some of the biggest names in the business, he soon came to the attention of drum and bass DJ Fabio, who signed Calibre to his influential Creative Source label. While studying Fine Arts at the University of Ulster in Belfast, he became interested in the music of John Cage whose work was influential in entitling Martin’s first album release Musique Concrète in 2001. Since his initial releases in 2001, Martin has been known for his consistent signature style and sound, which is highly sought after for remixes, by both major labels and independent recording artists. Although Calibre is quite successful within the drum and bass circuit, he is a notably quiet man. Short Circuits Magazine refers to him as "one of the quietest people in drum and bass". He only shares tracks with a small circle of friends. On top of this Dominick had no website or even any blog presence to showcase his tracks online. Most news about his work came from BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Marcus Intalex or other DJs associated with him.

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