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 plan or devise (something) carefully so as to have a precise use, application, appeal, etc.:
a sales strategy calibrated to rich investors.
Contemporary Examples

Is Obama Really a Hawk? Leslie H. Gelb December 12, 2009
Michael Ware on Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Accused of Killing Afghan Civilians Michael Ware March 19, 2012
Petraeus Locked Obama In Leslie H. Gelb June 28, 2010
Diablo 3 Director Regrets Building an In-Game Market Megan McArdle March 28, 2013
Huckabee: ‘I’m Not a Megalomaniac’ Howard Kurtz February 22, 2011

Historical Examples

Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son John Mills
The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various
The Mechanical Properties of Wood Samuel J. Record
Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son John Mills
Langley Memoir on Mechanical Flight, Parts I and II S. P. (Samuel Pierpont) Langley and Charles M. (Charles Matthews) Manly

verb (transitive)
to measure the calibre of (a gun, mortar, etc)
to mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that readings can be made in appropriate units
to determine the accuracy of (a measuring instrument, etc)
to determine or check the range and accuracy of (a piece of artillery)
v.

cal’i·bra’tor n.
calibrate
(kāl’ə-brāt’)

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    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 […]

  • Calibrator

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  • Calibre

    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 […]

  • Calice

    n. Historical Examples The Chronicles of Newgate, vol. 1/2 Arthur Griffiths



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