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cal·i·brate

 (kăl′ə-brāt′)
tr.v. cal·i·brat·ed, cal·i·brat·ing, cal·i·brates
1. To check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard (the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument): calibrate a thermometer.
2.
a. To make corrections in; adjust: calibrated the polling procedures to ensure objectivity.
b. To adjust (a display setting) so that recorded images are accurately reproduced: calibrated the tint on the computer monitor.
3. To determine the caliber of (a tube).

cal′i·bra′tor n.
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calibrate

(ˈkælɪˌbreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to measure the calibre of (a gun, mortar, etc)
2. (General Physics) to mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that readings can be made in appropriate units
3. (General Physics) to determine the accuracy of (a measuring instrument, etc)
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) to determine or check the range and accuracy of (a piece of artillery)
ˌcaliˈbration n
ˈcaliˌbrator, ˈcaliˌbrater n
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cal•i•brate

(ˈkæl əˌbreɪt)

v.t. -brat•ed, -brat•ing.
1.
a. to set or check the graduation of (a quantitative measuring instrument).
b. to mark (a thermometer or other instrument) with indexes of degree or quantity.
2. to determine the correct range for (a gun, mortar, etc.) by observing where the fired projectile hits.
[1860–65]
cal`i•bra′tion, n.
cal′i•bra`tor, cal′i•brat`er, n.
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cal·i·brate

(kăl′ə-brāt′)
1. To check, adjust, or standardize a measuring instrument, usually by comparing it with an accepted model: calibrate an oven thermometer.
2. To measure the diameter of the inside of a tube.
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calibrate


Past participle: calibrated
Gerund: calibrating

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
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Past Continuous
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Past Perfect
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
I would calibrate
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.calibrate - make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
adjust, correct, set - alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"
2.calibrate - 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"
mark, tag, label - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
3.calibrate - measure the caliber of; "calibrate a gun"
measure, measure out, mensurate - determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of; "Measure the length of the wall"
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calibrate

verb measure, gauge We need to calibrate the sextants on the tankers for navigation.
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Translations
يُدرّجيَضْبِدُ العِيار
kalibrovatkontrolovatvyvažovat
inddeleindstillejusterekalibrere
kalibrál
kvarîaleiîrétta/stilla kvarîa
graduotikalibruoti
graduētkalibrēt
kalibrovaťvyvažovať
ayarlamakçapını ölçmekkalibre etmek

calibrate

[ˈkælɪbreɪt] VT [+ gun] → calibrar; [+ scale of measuring instrument] → graduar
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calibrate

[ˈkælɪbreɪt] vt
[+ gun] → calibrer
[+ scale] (on measuring instrument)étalonner
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calibrate

vt gunkalibrieren; meter, instrument alsoeichen
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calibrate

[ˈkælɪbreɪt] vt (gun) → calibrare; (scale of measuring instrument) → tarare
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calibrate

(ˈkӕlibreit) verb
1. to mark out the scale on (a measuring instrument).
2. to correct or adjust (the scale or instrument). He calibrated the weighing machine.
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calibrate

vt calibrar
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