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.
To adjust a device (printer, monitor, image setter, or scanner) so it produces accurate and predictable output. Despite claims to the contrary, few computer screens and colour devices costing less than $100,000 can be calibrated accurately enough to be considered colour correct.
The process of adjusting a feature for accuracy.
To test and reset a measuring or timing device against some standard to make sure it is functioning correctly.
To determine and verify the scale of a measuring instrument with a standard. Thermometers used in food establishments are commonly calibrated using an ice slush method (32°F or 0°C) or a boiling point method (212°F or 100°C).
The hydrology and hydraulic computer models used to determine the floodplains are checked using actual data from real events like Tropical Storm Allison to make sure that the model are accurately predicting the level of flood risk for Harris County citizens. Back
To divide or mark something, such as on a thermometer, with gradations.
To ascertain that the output of a device properly corresponds to the information it is measuring, receiving or transmitting. This might involve the location of scale graduations, adjustment to bring the output within specified tolerance or ascertaining the error by comparing the output to a reference standard.
The process of testing a measuring device (such as a joystick) and then manipulating or changing its settings to conform to a set standard ensuring the device is working accurately.
verb: to read the verbal and nonverbal responses of a person or group and accurately deduce what they are thinking or feeling at that moment. Origin: Richard Bandler and John Grinder.
make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring; "calibrate an instrument"; "graduate a cylinder"
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"
measure the caliber of; "calibrate a gun"
Adjustment of a machine to a standard by measuring the deviation and correcting the measured value according to a deviation table during operation of the machine. For an exact (color) reproduction of the original, all input and output devices such as scanner, monitor, printer, offset-printer should be calibrated.
To set up a scanner, monitor, printer, or imagesetter so that it produces accurate and consistent results, especially predictable halftones.
When dealing with lasik surgery, it is the calibration of the laser for correct tissue removal.
To check, adjust, or determine by comparison with a standard (the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument): calibrate a thermometer.
To adjust or compare an instrument with a standard, which may be man-made or naturally occurring. The readings may be calibrate with correction tables, or curves, so that their errors can be compensated. Oxford Reference Online Keyword(s): calibrate, calibrating, calibration
to ascertain the relationship between the input and output of a sensor or measuring device
(To make corrections in; adjust.)
find calibre of; correlate readings of (instrument etc) with a standard.
To calibrate means to check or adjust the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument. To cross-calibrate is to extend the check or adjustment of graduations across one or more instruments.
To adjust an input device such as a scanner or an output device such as a monitor, imagesetter, or printing press to more accurately reproduce color.
To determine the response or reading of an instrument relative to a series of known values over the range of the instrument; results are used to develop correction or calibration factors.
To determine or mark the graduation of, or to determine and control the amount of material delivered by a sprayer or spreader on a given area or in a given time.
To check the accuracy of an instrument.
To ascertain, usually by comparison with a standard, the locations at which scale or chart graduations should be placed to correspond to a series of values of the quantity which the instrument is to measure, receive or transmit. Also, to adjust the output of a device, to bring it to a desired value, within a specified tolerance for a particular value of the input. Also, to ascertain the error in the output of a device by checking it against a standard.
To standardize or adjust the increments on a measuring instrument.
To verify the graduations of an instrument and adjust them if necessary.