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
To do this, Wahl and Amman came up with a value which they called a calibration/verification RE ratio.
And so I'd say that piece of it which we call calibration is coming in and just helping people understand where they are so they can start to improve.
So now the next step in what they describe as their calibration procedure, we have Stone down here.
There were lots more talks throughout the day, focusing on the real-time control systems, phase corrections (oh yes, light has phase as well as amplitude, and that matters to an interferometer!), Walsh functions, data transmission, gain calibration, and the science that can be done if ALMA's frequency range is expanded.
Instead one must rely on the “human moral compass” whose only real rational calibration is self interest.
I wonder: what is the longest-term calibration on record and what are its statistics?
I would worry about long term calibration drift, though.
Long-term calibration tests confirmed that these particular RNGs generated data according to chance expectation.14 Two RNGs were hidden behind a curtain inside the shielded room.
A lot of them are as we have talked about before and in fact some on the phone might find this interesting, the initial phase of a customer loyalty signing tends to be something we call a calibration study where most people already have some sort of customer metric in place.
My Dell comes with a very similar built-in calibration tool, but if your monitor doesn’t, Screen Check is worth a look.