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calibrate, graduate, fine-tuneverb
make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
"calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
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"
measure the caliber of
"calibrate a gun"
To check or adjust by comparison with a standard.
To mark the scale of a measuring instrument.
To measure the caliber of a tube or gun.
In measurement technology and metrology, calibration is the comparison of measurement values delivered by a device under test with those of a calibration standard of known accuracy. Such a standard could be another measurement device of known accuracy, a device generating the quantity to be measured such as a voltage, a sound tone, or a physical artifact, such as a meter ruler.
Calibrate generally means to adjust or fine-tune a device, system, or instrument in order to ensure its accuracy, precision, and consistent performance. This process usually involves comparing the measurements of the device with a known standard and making necessary corrections. Calibrating is essential in many fields such as electronics, engineering, and laboratory research to maintain the reliability of tools and equipment.
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
To adjust accurately for a specific function.
To calibrate the engineering tool the engineer had to calibrate the official specification.
Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2017
To adjust or measure accurately.
The telephone engineer has to calibrate the telephone line to ensure the frequency is accurate.
Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2017
The numerical value of calibrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of calibrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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.
Many of these experienced staffers calibrate these decisions on, one, who they believe in, and two, who's going to win, they desperately want to win.
I think he's stunned by it. I think that's why he's been silent really for so long. He's lived in his own dream world and been successful at it these last four years, the coronavirus was one tragic reality that he couldn't deal with. His own election loss is, in his mind, another tragic reality now. So I think he's now trying to calibrate, if in fact I've lost, how do I maximize my brand in the days after the coming inauguration of Joe Biden ? And I think that's what's at stake now.
They are locked into not giving much to the North Koreans early...whereas South Korea probably has a bit more interest in economic incentivization, so they need to calibrate between the two of them.
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