Main Entry: cal�i�brate
Pronunciation: 'ka-l&-"brAt
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -brat�ed; -brat�ing
Date: circa 1864
1 : to ascertain the caliber of (as a thermometer tube)
2 : to determine, rectify, or mark the graduations of (as a thermometer tube)
3 : to standardize (as a measuring instrument) by determining the deviation from a standard so as to ascertain the proper correction factors
4 : to adjust precisely for a particular function
- cal�i�bra�tor /-"brA-t&r/ noun


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