meaning of calibrate

calibrate meaning in General Dictionary

To ascertain the grade of since a thermometer pipe also more usually to determine or rectify the graduation of since the many criteria or graduated devices

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  • level (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it could be read inside the desired devices
  • measure the quality of
  • make good corrections or divide into marked intervals for ideal measuring
  • to see the standard of, since a thermometer tube; in addition, much more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the many criteria or graduated instruments.

calibrate meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1839, verb created from quality + -ate (2). Associated: calibrated; calibrating.


Sentence Examples with the word calibrate

In the same manner the potentiometer may be used to calibrate a voltmeter by the aid of a divided resistance of known value.

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