Recalibrate



[kal-uh-breyt] /ˈkæl əˌbreɪt/

verb (used with object), calibrated, calibrating.
1.
to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements).
2.
to divide or mark with gradations, graduations, or other indexes of degree, quantity, etc., as on a thermometer, measuring cup, or the like.
3.
to determine the correct range for (an artillery gun, mortar, etc.) by observing where the fired projectile hits.
4.
to plan or devise (something) carefully so as to have a precise use, application, appeal, etc.:
a sales strategy calibrated to rich investors.
/ˈkælɪˌbreɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to measure the calibre of (a gun, mortar, etc)
2.
to mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that readings can be made in appropriate units
3.
to determine the accuracy of (a measuring instrument, etc)
4.
to determine or check the range and accuracy of (a piece of artillery)
verb

to correct a measuring process by checking or adjusting again in comparison with a standard
Examples

The archaeologist recalibrated radiocarbon dates to adjust them to calendar years, using results gained from dendrochronology.
Word Origin

1909
v.

1883, from re- + calibrate. Related: Recalibrated; recalibrating.
v.

1839, verb formed from caliber + -ate (2). Related: calibrated; calibrating.

calibrate cal·i·brate (kāl’ə-brāt’)
v. cal·i·brat·ed, cal·i·brat·ing, cal·i·brates

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

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