Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “calibrate”

calibrate

verb [T] uk   /ˈkæl.ɪ.breɪt/ specialized us  
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 to check a measuring instrument to see if it is accurate
calibration
noun [C or U] uk   /ˌkæl.ɪˈbreɪ.ʃən/ us  
(Definition of calibrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of calibrate?
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Preparing, but you might be interested in these topics from the Creating and preparing topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “calibrate” in other dictionaries

Translations of “calibrate”

Word of the Day

for starters

used to say that something is the first in a list of things

Word of the Day

Come on – you can do it! Phrasal verbs with ‘come’.

by Liz Walter​,
November 19, 2014
As part of an occasional series on the tricky subject of phrasal verbs, this blog looks at ones formed with the verb ‘come’. If you are reading this blog, I’m sure you already know come from, as it is one of the first things you learn in class: I come from Scotland/Spain.

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More