HyperDic: calibrate

English > 3 senses of the word calibrate:
VERBchangecalibrate, graduate, fine-tunemake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
contactcalibratemark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
cognitioncalibratemeasure the caliber of
calibrate > pronunciation
Soundskae'lahbrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > calibrate: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningmake fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"calibrate an instrument"
Synonymsgraduate, fine-tune
Broaderadjust, set, correctalter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard
Spanishafinar, calibrar
Catalanafinar, calibrar
Nounscalibrationthe act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
English > calibrate: 3 senses > verb 2, contact
Meaningmark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"
Broadertag, label, markattach a tag or label to
Spanishafinar
Catalanafinar
Participlecalibrated, graduatedmarked with or divided into degrees
Nounscalibrationthe act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
English > calibrate: 3 senses > verb 3, cognition
MeaningMeasure the caliber of.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"calibrate a gun"
Broadermeasure, mensurate, measure outDetermine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of
Spanishcalibrar
Nounscaliberdiameter of a tube or gun barrel

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