from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or process of calibrating or the state of being calibrated.
  • n. A set of gradations that show positions or values. Often used in the plural: the calibrations on a pressure gauge.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act of calibrating something.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The process of estimating the caliber a tube, as of a thermometer tube, in order to graduate it to a scale of degrees; also, more generally, the determination of the true value of the spaces in any graduated instrument.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or process of calibrating, especially of ascertaining the caliber of a thermometer-tube, with the view of graduating it to a scale of degrees, or, if graduated, of discovering and measuring any errors due to inequality in the bore; also, the determination of the true values of the divisions of any graduated scale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument


calibrate +‎ -ion (Wiktionary)



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