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calibrate

[′kal·ə‚brāt]
(science and technology)
To determine, by measurement or comparison with a standard, the correct value of each scale reading on a meter or other device, or the correct value for each setting of a control knob.

calibrate

To adjust or bring into balance. Scanners, CRTs and similar peripherals may require periodic adjustment. Unlike digital devices, the electronic components within these analog devices may change from their original specification. See TV calibration, color calibration and tweak.
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Spyder4 Express is a cost-effective colorimeter that quickly calibrates a single display computer or laptop right out of the box.
5 % discharge coefficient uncertainty but it is not good practice to calibrate one cone meter and apply the results to other similar meters.
With the Treo smartphone running custom-built applications, technicians use the smartphone connected to the door controller to calibrate door settings with an easy tap of a few buttons on the screen, as opposed to climbing a ladder to tweak initial settings manually.
A major application of this facility is to calibrate measurement standards used in the National Missile Defense (NMD) program.
With an intuitive, configurable, full-color user interface, ColorFacts Professional reduces the time required to accurately calibrate almost any display.
Wavelength references are needed in these regions to calibrate instruments such as optical spectrum analyzers, tunable lasers, and wavelength meters that are used to characterize WDM system components and measure the channel wavelengths.
Taking a section of film roughly 100 mm wide, the micrometer measures the first 30 mm of the strip to calibrate the capacitance gauge, which then measures the rest of the sample.
The TXR checked the radiance scales of blackbody sources used by the sea-surface remote sensing community to calibrate ship-based radiometers that validate satellite measurements of sea-surface temperature.
Since the trial, it has added software enhancements that allow users to easily calibrate their own gauges.
The DMM and the calibrators are fully programmable, and the control software used to calibrate them implements a specific test procedure for each instrument.
In the past, designers needed to invest significant development time to integrate embedded control features around available gyroscope cores, as well as investing in the capability to motion test and calibrate the sensors; in addition, significant and costly evaluation and prototype design iterations were required to tune the sensor to their system requirements.
Measurements from this ground-truth site are being used to calibrate satellites operated by the United States, Japan, France, and Germany that are designed to infer what is going on at the ocean surface.