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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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In calibrating a building energy model, a comparison of modeled and measured energy use values is used to create a model that represents actual building performance.
Using the "on-line" acquisition of the calibration points coordinates, for the initial FMS and for the new FMS, the calibrating algorithms can automat calculate the transformation matrix from the every peripheral components to the robot frame.
The PolyScience Thermometry Calibration Bath System is unique in that it is a two-component system consisting of a Model 9712 Refrigerating/Heating Circulating Bath for calibrating standard length temperature measurement devices, and a companion reservoir for calibration immersion thermometers.
At that point, his team can begin calibrating the algorithm for the application.
Thus for force-driven systems, for example, calibrating displacement is equivalent to calibrating the spring stiffness or spring constant, which links the raw displacement of the system to the raw force.
The A2LA certificate assures the customer that Dynisco service employees have correctly calibrated tools and follow an approved and established procedure when calibrating its melt indexers and rheometers.
Calibrating item difficulty and person ability to a common scale allows test developers and instructors to create better instruments in terms of optimizing the number of items, eliminating items of the same difficulty, and more closely matching the level of difficulty of the items with the abilities of the examinees.
Displays allow users to monitor harvest operations and adjust inputs for calculating yield, marking areas on field maps for analysis, performing data management tasks and calibrating the system.
Calibrating the sundial so precisely for such a wide range of conditions was a major feat at a time when computers weren't around to help with the intricate calculations involved.
The gauge is suited as a calibrating instrument for applications requiring best-possible accuracy at high-line pressures, such as the calibration of pressure transmitters used in custody-transfer measurements.
GE General Eastern Instruments, Inc.'s (Wilmington, MA) Humilab is designed for calibrating humidity sensors, transmitters and instruments.
Simply calibrating a single RTD or thermocouple prior to insertion into the plate is unacceptable, as the thermal characteristics of the sensing device will depend on the method of insertion and quality of the fit, according to the company.

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