[ kal-uh-brey-shuhn ]
/ ˌkæl əˈbreɪ ʃən /
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the act or process of determining, checking, or rectifying the settings or gradations on a measuring instrument or other piece of precision equipment; the resulting condition of the equipment:I took the copter down to the beach to do the compass calibration, so as to be absolutely sure there was no metal around when I did it.
the act or process of marking a measuring instrument with the necessary gradations; the resulting markings or settings:Our measuring cups are designed with calibrations on the side so that exact measurement can be given.
the act or process of planning or devising something carefully so as to have a precise use, application, appeal, etc.:He advocated for the calibration of fiscal policy to balance growth needs and minimize debt.
the act or process of determining the correct range for an artillery gun, mortar, etc., by observing where the projectile hits:The field regiment moved to a deserted area to carry out a shoot for the calibration of every gun.



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Origin of calibration

OTHER WORDS FROM calibration

in·ter·cal·i·bra·tion, noun
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