to correct or adjust the gradations or settings on (a measuring instrument, sensor, or other piece of precision equipment): If your battery fuel gauge is still inaccurate after following these steps, you may need to manually recalibrate the gauge.
to reexamine (one’s thinking, a plan, a system of values, etc.) and correct it in accord with a new understanding or purpose: This is a government that's out of touch and refusing to recalibrate after getting a clear message from voters.
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How to use recalibrate in a sentence
The change could, potentially, save advertisers time managing keywords, but there is sure to be a lot of time spent recalibrating campaigns.Google expands phrase match to include broad match modifier traffic | George Nguyen | February 4, 2021 | Search Engine Land
“It was recalibrating how we were going to live together in a space and in an environment that we had never done before,” said Hamilton.‘Let’s survive a pandemic together’: Roommates are struggling with realities of sharing space 24/7 | Kayleigh Barber | January 15, 2021 | Digiday
In particular, assuming mass-participation races are allowed, I think we’re going to see a big surge in mid-pack times that will totally recalibrate benchmarks like Boston Marathon qualifying thresholds.
Sweden was recently forced to recalibrate its approach against the virus, as the daily case rate topped 7,000.Sweden sees no sign of COVID-19 immunity in population exposure, says country’s top epidemiologist | kdunn6 | November 25, 2020 | Fortune
Staymates used his own respiratory data to calibrate the mannequin to breathe like a human.Why you should think twice before opting for a valved N95 mask | Kat Eschner | November 12, 2020 | Popular-Science
With Hillary Clinton waiting in the wings on the Democratic side, the Republicans need to recalibrate quickly.Cleveland, LeBron James, and the 2016 Republican Convention | Lloyd Green | July 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
They expect him to recalibrate, slightly, to be more happy warrior than culture warrior.
Brody had to recalibrate when Akbari head faked in a public square and enlisted Abu Nazir's widow to vet him instead.‘Homeland’ Is Finally Back On Track with Season 3’s Penultimate Episode, “Big Man in Tehran” | Andrew Romano | December 9, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The man toppled forward, and a surreal silence followed as though reality had to recalibrate.
Instead of running away from the asymmetries between Zionism and liberalism, J Street aims to recalibrate them.