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Definition of calibrate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they calibrate
    he / she / it calibrates
    past simple calibrated
    -ing form calibrating
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  1. 1calibrate something to mark units of measurement on an instrument such as a thermometer so that it can be used for measuring something accurately
  2. 2calibrate something to check the measurement on an instrument against a standard instrument, and adjust the first instrument to keep it accurate
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: calibrate