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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.
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To meet industry demands for precise measurement of RIN, NIST has developed a transfer standard for calibrating RIN measurement systems that employs electrical spectrum analyzers to resolve the spectral density of the RIN.
To meet industry demands for precise measurement of RIN, a NIST scientist has developed a transfer standard for calibrating RIN measurement systems that employ electrical spectrum analyzers to resolve the spectral density of the RIN.
In addition, the NIST team developed methods for calibrating their thin-film thermocouples on the international temperature scale, achieving an uncertainty of about 0.