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CALIBRATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does calibrate mean? 

CALIBRATE (verb)
  The verb CALIBRATE has 3 senses:

1. make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
2. mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
3. measure the caliber of

  Familiarity information: CALIBRATE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CALIBRATE (verb)


Sense 1calibrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

calibrate; fine-tune; graduate

Context examples:

calibrate an instrument / graduate a cylinder

Hypernyms (to "calibrate" is one way to...):

adjust; correct; set (alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2calibrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale

Hypernyms (to "calibrate" is one way to...):

label; mark; tag (attach a tag or label to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3calibrate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Measure the caliber of

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Context example:

calibrate a gun

Hypernyms (to "calibrate" is one way to...):

measure; measure out; mensurate (determine the measurements of something or somebody, take measurements of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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