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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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"You need to calibrate even hand-held refractometers and pH meters."
The next Mad North East Mud run takes place at Slaley Hall, Hexham, on November 11, while Calibrate Business begins its three-month Calibrate Boardroom programme in January in Alnwick for established businesses.
If multiple meters are ordered which are on paper said to be identical, there is a temptation to calibrate one meter only and apply that calibration to all meters of that specification.
"Calibrate is committed to supporting health-related programs and events that are important to our customers and stakeholders," said Erin Lenhardt, director of marketing for Calibrate, Inc.
NIST does not have the facilities to calibrate large natural gas meters on its sites in Maryland and Colorado, so it rents facilities from a qualified commercial vendor of calibration facilities, the Colorado Engineering Experiment Station Inc.
In fact, this independent assessment of the tip shape via AFM can then be used to help calibrate load-frame compliance using a known tip area function.
"If we can't calibrate surface plates precisely, we do not have a starting reference point."
Replacing those devices with quartz crystal machines would be costly for a hospital--and in order to calibrate the new machinery, a mercury-containing device is still required.
Since different materials will spread at different rates at the same setting, you must calibrate spreaders with the material you intend to use.
The TOMS instrument was designed to calibrate itself each week by taking readings from the sun.
When it is time to calibrate a unit, users simply connect the detector to the calibration gas, and in as little as three minutes all sensors will be calibrated and the technician can get back to work.
This knowledge guarantees there is nobody better qualified to calibrate or repair Torqueleader Tools.