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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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Typical CBECs end use break downs should be determined and used as a sanity check when calibrating the energy model.
And, says Gingerich, "we still wonder how he succeeded in calibrating the ellipsoidal surface of the bowl.
But because so much uncertainty is involved with this approach, Jones and his colleagues at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England, instead corrected the marine data by calibrating them to measurements from nearby spots on land.
The calibration chamber is an accessory to the OxySense equipment line and provides an easy method for calibrating oxygen measurement at narrower levels.
1 GHz) radars and demonstrated its use in calibrating a commercial Doppler radar to an accuracy of [+ or -] 1 mph at simulated vehicle speeds of 65 mph.
It realizes the film director's original vision by calibrating to the same industry standards that were used in the media creation.
A Marine Optical Buoy (MOBY) off the coast of Lanai in the Hawaiian Islands is the centerpiece of the primary ocean measurement site for calibrating satellite-born ocean color sensors.
Products include uniform light sources to calibrate imaging devices and camera systems in the visible and IR; light measurement systems for lasers, LEDs, and traditional light sources; and reflectance standards for calibrating spectroscopic measurement systems.
Tungsten ribbon lamps, the most readily available temperature standards, are usually supplied with calibrations to radiance temperature since they are normally intended for calibrating single-color pyrometers, where radiance temperature is appropriate.
AUSTIN, Texas -- Sanmina-SCI, one of the world's leading contract manufacturers, selected PXI modular instruments and test management software from National Instruments (Nasdaq:NATI) to develop an FDA-approved production tester for testing and calibrating medical devices that measure blood glucose levels.
NIST researchers have delivered prototype critical dimension reference materials for calibrating linewidth metrology instruments used in manufacturing semiconductor devices to International SEMATECH (ISMT) for evaluation by member companies.