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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Barack Obama:

    My administration will continue to work closely with allies and partners in Europe and internationally to respond to developments in Ukraine and will continue to review and calibrate our sanctions to respond to Russia's actions, we remain prepared to roll back sanctions should Russia take the necessary steps.

  2. Ramana Pemmaraju:

    The more I try to understand one very peculiar aspect of women, it seems clear to me that apart from the beauty or the sensuous state that women command over men, there is an interiority, lesser known to the masses which is more of agony and pain - a resultant effort of the continuous mood swings and the frequent natural cycles that buoy them, it is in this state that women function and calibrate on this basis in selecting their soul mate and not the usual histrionics that men take effort in pleasing them!”

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