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Meaning of CALIBRATE

Pronunciation:  'kalu`breyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
  2. [v]  measure the caliber of; as of a gun or mortar
  3. [v]  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"

CALIBRATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: fine-tune, graduate
 See Also: adjust, label, mark, measure, measure out, mensurate, set, tag



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cal"i*brate\, v. i.
To ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also,
more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as
of the various standards or graduated instruments.

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