What does calibration mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. calibration, standardization, standardisation(noun)

    the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument

    "the thermometer needed calibration"


  1. calibration(Noun)

    The act of calibrating something.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Calibration(noun)

    the process of estimating the caliber a tube, as of a thermometer tube, in order to graduate it to a scale of degrees; also, more generally, the determination of the true value of the spaces in any graduated instrument


  1. Calibration

    Calibration is a comparison between measurements – one of known magnitude or correctness made or set with one device and another measurement made in as similar a way as possible with a second device. The device with the known or assigned correctness is called the standard. The second device is the unit under test, test instrument, or any of several other names for the device being calibrated. The formal definition of calibration by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures is the following: "Operation that, under specified conditions, in a first step, establishes a relation between the quantity values with measurement uncertainties provided by measurement standards and corresponding indications with associated measurement uncertainties and, in a second step, uses this information to establish a relation for obtaining a measurement result from an indication."

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Calibration

    Determination, by measurement or comparison with a standard, of the correct value of each scale reading on a meter or other measuring instrument; or determination of the settings of a control device that correspond to particular values of voltage, current, frequency or other output.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Calibration

    The determination by experiment or calculation of the value of the readings of an instrument, such as a galvanometer or eudiometer. Thus if a tangent galvanometer has its circle graduated in degrees, a table of the value of tangents corresponding to every reading occurring in practice would represent a calibration by calculation. A determination of the current required to produce each deflection would be a calibration in the more usual sense. Calibration is generally absolute, as referring to some fixed unit, but it may be relative, as between two things both of unknown absolute value.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of calibration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Elmar Degenhart:

    We developed and supplied the engine controllers in line with VW's specifications. The installation and tuning of the software, the so-called calibration, was done by VW.

  2. Weiwen Ng:

    Today's NODX print reinforced our view that risks to the growth outlook is clearly skewed to the downside and could possibly elicit a further calibration in policy settings.

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