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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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Since the flow through the calibrated section is smooth, the pulses from conventional PD and turbines will be more evenly spaced, giving better proves especially when pulse interpolation is used.
Many appliances, or miscellaneous equipment, can be calibrated against expected annual energy consumption values, such as values available from the EERE or Energy Star (US EPA 2009).
The NIST deadweight force standards exert force by means of the earth's gravitational attraction acting upon weights of calibrated mass.
The calibrated human bone dates are late Mesolithic, and generally fall in the youngest end of the range of radiocarbon ages obtained from charcoal from the middens by Switsur & Mellars (1987).
That is, it is not necessary for cone meters to be calibrated at the pressure they are to be used.
Under the relationship, Novus Origo will provide consulting services to clients in areas such as; Service Delivery Model Analysis, Strategy Development, and Implementation Management of Calibrated Group's Joint Venture Outsourcing Model.
All of the radiac equipment and PATS should have labels that show when they were last calibrated.
Weight measurements will not be reliable if load cells are not properly calibrated to a known weight.
Currently, however, force is typically calibrated by hanging standard weights on the force measurement device, and deadweight force standards are only available for calibrating forces down to approximately 10 [micro]N.
A test block, calibrated to the selected scale, is also included.
These instruments are calibrated against "working standards" which are used solely to calibrate these laboratory and shop instruments.
Wright present the first comprehensive estimates of global mean surface temperatures that are based on calibrated ocean data as well as on land measurements.