Definition of calibration in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or process of calibrating something.

    ‘the measuring devices require calibration’
    • ‘The oximeter device has been manufactured to automatically perform calibration when switched on.’
    • ‘She watched her instrument panel and saw as the minute calibrations to their trajectory were made.’
    • ‘We'll be conducting calibrations of the science instruments and of the engineering subsystems as we go forward.’
    • ‘To allow frequent on-site calibrations, a new calibration procedure for erythemally weighing broadband radiometers that provides comparable measurements with the lowest possible effort is discussed in this article.’
    • ‘Any of these factors could vary in a single instrument over the time period between successive calibrations.’
    • ‘In order to obtain absolute estimates of these quantities, calibration using the fossil record is required.’
    • ‘They recommend quality control of laboratories, where calibrations are carried out.’
    • ‘In each study, hospital mortality was higher than predicted with resultant poor model calibration.’
    • ‘The instrument operates from a standard electrical outlet and requires no calibration.’
    • ‘The next two sections provide a brief description of the two calibrations and are followed by a description of the experiment used to test calibration performance.’
    • ‘It's a rather crude and simple device, but still require calibration and care.’
    • ‘The likely outcome of such an approach is that the models require major and separate calibration for every different circumstance.’
    • ‘For accurate dead reckoning, calibration is required for the odometer pulses and the gyroscope.’
    • ‘The instruments were swapped out for annual calibrations, so every year a different detector resided at each site.’
    • ‘Thermobarometers require thermodynamic calibration of the equilibrium constant for a particular reaction or set of reactions.’
    • ‘Shortly before the helium runs out sometime toward the end of August or beginning of September, the team plans to perform an important series of instrument calibrations.’
    • ‘But be aware that this is a highly complex device, and will require some careful calibration and setup.’
    • ‘It means that the process of testing and calibration is seen as providing defence against the critical uncertainties of the world.’
    • ‘Hematocrit and hemoglobin values were obtained at baseline for calibration of oximetry measurements.’
    • ‘The Canadian project scientist also leads a team of scientists from across the country in planning the instrument function, calibrations and early science investigations.’
    calibrated system, graduated system, system of measurement, measuring system, register
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    1. 1.1count noun Each of a set of graduations on an instrument.
      ‘he peered at the calibrations on the rule’
      • ‘In addition to the basics, there are many specialized tools with unexpected shapes or special calibrations to streamline certain sewing tasks.’
      • ‘Divergence times among clades in the ochrocephala complex were estimated using two different molecular clock calibrations (no specific calibration exists for the Psittaciformes).’
      • ‘Scotland's history has always been a subject of controversy, even when dealing with the million-year calibrations of geology.’
      • ‘The calibrations are checked before the game and at the intervals.’
      • ‘The event this week is the first of two events early in the cruise phase that check instrument calibrations after launching.’
      • ‘By being able to watch what's happening and using this information to make more precise machine calibrations, the team was able to boost the value.’
      • ‘The filter coefficients are determined automatically when the O / E converter is connected to the oscilloscope, eliminating the need for factory calibrations.’
      • ‘Maximum time limits were set to equal minimum time limits for fossil calibrations (i.e., calibrations were ‘fixed’), and only invertebrates were used to calibrate.’
      • ‘In turn, those anchor points can be used as calibrations for more detailed time estimation within the group under study.’
      • ‘A wavelength calibration module calibrates the detection and control unit.’
      • ‘This calculation is vital, because it allows a technician to determine whether various meter calibrations are correct.’