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English definition of “calibrate”

calibrate

verb [T]     /ˈkæl.ɪ.breɪt/ specialized
to mark units of measurement on an instrument such so that it can measure accurately : a calibrated stick for measuring the amount of oil in an engine Preparing to check a measuring instrument to see if it is accurate calibration     /ˌkæl.ɪˈbreɪ.ʃən/ noun [C or U] Preparing
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