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
- 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.
1839, verb created from quality + -ate (2). Associated: calibrated; calibrating.
In the same manner the potentiometer may be used to calibrate a voltmeter by the aid of a divided resistance of known value.