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Verb: calibrate  'ka-lu,breyt
  1. Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    "calibrate an instrument";
    - graduate, fine-tune
     
  2. 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"
     
  3. Measure the calibre of
    "calibrate a gun"

Derived forms: calibrated, calibrates, calibrating

See also: graduated

Type of: adjust, correct, label, mark, measure, measure out, mensurate, set, tag

Encyclopedia: Calibrate