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  1. calibrate

    • IPA[ˈkaləˌbrāt]

    美式

    • v.
      mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings;correlate the readings of (an instrument) with those of a standard in order to check the instrument's accuracy
    • verb: calibrate, 3rd person present: calibrates, gerund or present participle: calibrating, past tense: calibrated, past participle: calibrated

    • 釋義

    動詞

    • 1. mark (a gauge or instrument) with a standard scale of readings the depth gauge is calibrated in centimeters
    • correlate the readings of (an instrument) with those of a standard in order to check the instrument's accuracy a separate control experiment is then carried out to calibrate the calorimeter
    • adjust (experimental results) to take external factors into account or to allow comparison with other data the radiocarbon results would need to be calibrated to convert them to calendar ages
    • carefully assess, set, or adjust (something abstract) the regulators cannot properly calibrate the risks involved