Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of calibrating or the state of being calibrated.
  • noun A gradation that shows a position or value, as on a measuring instrument.
  • noun A set of such gradations.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of calibrating something.

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

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

Etymologies

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calibrate +‎ -ion

Examples

  • To do this, Wahl and Amman came up with a value which they called a calibration/verification RE ratio.

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  • So now the next step in what they describe as their calibration procedure, we have Stone down here.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • Instead one must rely on the “human moral compass” whose only real rational calibration is self interest.

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  • I would worry about long term calibration drift, though.

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  • I wonder: what is the longest-term calibration on record and what are its statistics?

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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