Caliber



the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube:
a pipe of three-inch caliber.
Ordnance. the diameter of the bore of a gun taken as a unit of measurement.
degree of capacity or competence; ability:
a mathematician of high caliber.
degree of merit or excellence; quality:
the high moral caliber of the era.
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Historical Examples

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  • Calibered

    the diameter of something of circular section, especially that of the inside of a tube: a pipe of three-inch caliber. Ordnance. the diameter of the bore of a gun taken as a unit of measurement. degree of capacity or competence; ability: a mathematician of high caliber. degree of merit or excellence; quality: the high moral […]

  • Calibrate

    to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements). to divide or mark with gradations, graduations, or other indexes of degree, quantity, etc., as on a thermometer, measuring cup, or the like. to determine the correct range for (an artillery gun, mortar, etc.) by observing where the fired projectile hits. to […]



  • Calibrated

    to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements). to divide or mark with gradations, graduations, or other indexes of degree, quantity, etc., as on a thermometer, measuring cup, or the like. to determine the correct range for (an artillery gun, mortar, etc.) by observing where the fired projectile hits. to […]

  • Calibration

    to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements). to divide or mark with gradations, graduations, or other indexes of degree, quantity, etc., as on a thermometer, measuring cup, or the like. to determine the correct range for (an artillery gun, mortar, etc.) by observing where the fired projectile hits. to […]



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