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Meaning of "calibrate" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CALIBRATE

calibrate  [ˈkælɪˌbreɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CALIBRATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Calibrate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb calibrate in English.

WHAT DOES CALIBRATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Calibration

Calibration is a comparison between measurements – one of known magnitude or correctness made or set with one device and another measurement made in as similar a way as possible with a second device. The device with the known or assigned correctness is called the standard. The second device is the unit under test, test instrument, or any of several other names for the device being calibrated. The formal definition of calibration by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures is the following: "Operation that, under specified conditions, in a first step, establishes a relation between the quantity values with measurement uncertainties provided by measurement standards and corresponding indications with associated measurement uncertainties and, in a second step, uses this information to establish a relation for obtaining a measurement result from an indication."...

Definition of calibrate in the English dictionary

The first definition of calibrate in the dictionary is to measure the calibre of. Other definition of calibrate is to mark so that readings can be made in appropriate units. Calibrate is also to determine the accuracy of.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO CALIBRATE

PRESENT

Present
I calibrate
you calibrate
he/she/it calibrates
we calibrate
you calibrate
they calibrate
Present continuous
I am calibrating
you are calibrating
he/she/it is calibrating
we are calibrating
you are calibrating
they are calibrating
Present perfect
I have calibrated
you have calibrated
he/she/it has calibrated
we have calibrated
you have calibrated
they have calibrated
Present perfect continuous
I have been calibrating
you have been calibrating
he/she/it has been calibrating
we have been calibrating
you have been calibrating
they have been calibrating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I calibrated
you calibrated
he/she/it calibrated
we calibrated
you calibrated
they calibrated
Past continuous
I was calibrating
you were calibrating
he/she/it was calibrating
we were calibrating
you were calibrating
they were calibrating
Past perfect
I had calibrated
you had calibrated
he/she/it had calibrated
we had calibrated
you had calibrated
they had calibrated
Past perfect continuous
I had been calibrating
you had been calibrating
he/she/it had been calibrating
we had been calibrating
you had been calibrating
they had been calibrating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will calibrate
you will calibrate
he/she/it will calibrate
we will calibrate
you will calibrate
they will calibrate
Future continuous
I will be calibrating
you will be calibrating
he/she/it will be calibrating
we will be calibrating
you will be calibrating
they will be calibrating
Future perfect
I will have calibrated
you will have calibrated
he/she/it will have calibrated
we will have calibrated
you will have calibrated
they will have calibrated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been calibrating
you will have been calibrating
he/she/it will have been calibrating
we will have been calibrating
you will have been calibrating
they will have been calibrating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would calibrate
you would calibrate
he/she/it would calibrate
we would calibrate
you would calibrate
they would calibrate
Conditional continuous
I would be calibrating
you would be calibrating
he/she/it would be calibrating
we would be calibrating
you would be calibrating
they would be calibrating
Conditional perfect
I would have calibrate
you would have calibrate
he/she/it would have calibrate
we would have calibrate
you would have calibrate
they would have calibrate
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been calibrating
you would have been calibrating
he/she/it would have been calibrating
we would have been calibrating
you would have been calibrating
they would have been calibrating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you calibrate
we let´s calibrate
you calibrate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to calibrate
Past participle
calibrated
Present Participle
calibrating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CALIBRATE


adumbrate
ˈædʌmˌbreɪt
celebrate
ˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt
cerebrate
ˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt
clofibrate
ˌkləʊˈfaɪbreɪt
concelebrate
kənˈsɛlɪˌbreɪt
cribrate
ˈkrɪbreɪt
decerebrate
diːˈsɛrɪˌbreɪt
disequilibrate
ˌdɪsɪˈkwɪlɪˌbreɪt
dolabrate
dəʊˈlæbreɪt
elucubrate
ɪˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt
equilibrate
ˌiːkwɪˈlaɪbreɪt
exprobrate
ˈɛksprəʊˌbreɪt
glabrate
ˈɡleɪbreɪt
librate
ˈlaɪbreɪt
lucubrate
ˈluːkjʊˌbreɪt
obumbrate
ɒbˈʌmbreɪt
recalibrate
riːˈkælɪˌbreɪt
terebrate
ˈtɛrɪˌbreɪt
vertebrate
ˈvɜːtɪˌbreɪt
vibrate
vaɪˈbreɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CALIBRATE

caliatour
Caliban
caliber
calibered
calibrated
calibrater
calibration
calibrator
calibre
calibred
calices
caliche
calicle
calico
calico bush
calicular
Calicut
calid
calidity
calif

WORDS THAT END LIKE CALIBRATE

accurate
at any rate
concentrate
corporate
demonstrate
desperate
generate
illustrate
inaccurate
incorporate
inumbrate
invertebrate
karate
megavertebrate
moderate
operate
palpebrate
pirate
rate
separate

Synonyms and antonyms of calibrate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «CALIBRATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «calibrate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of calibrate

Translation of «calibrate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CALIBRATE

Find out the translation of calibrate to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of calibrate from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «calibrate» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

校准
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

calibrar
570 millions of speakers

English

calibrate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जांच
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

معايرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

калибровки
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

calibrar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শক্তির পরিমাপ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

étalonner
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menentukur
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

kalibrieren
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目盛りを調整する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

> 조정하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kalibrasi
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hiệu chỉnh
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அளவீடு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परिघ मोजणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayarlamak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tarare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kalibracji
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

калібрування
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

calibra
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

βαθμονόμηση
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kalibreer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

kalibrera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

kalibrere
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of calibrate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CALIBRATE»

The term «calibrate» is quite widely used and occupies the 32.460 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CALIBRATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «calibrate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «calibrate» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about calibrate

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CALIBRATE»

Discover the use of calibrate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to calibrate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Use of Inverse Parameter Estimation Software to Calibrate ...
The purpose of the research project was to evaluate the impacts of winter climate variations on spring snowmelt and infiltration in south-central Wisconsin using a combination of hydrograph analysis, field data collection, and numerical ...
Jamie C. Douglas, 2007
2
LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT-G Programming Guide
The CALIBRATE block and its configuration panel Using the drop-down menu in the Sensor section, you can choose Light sensor or Sound sensor. The Port section is simple enough; just select the port number where the sensor you wish to ...
James Floyd Kelly, 2010
3
Seismic Geomechanics: How to Build and Calibrate ...
Yet few university programmes include applied geomechanics as part of their curriculum. This course aims to fill this gap and presents currently available methods to build, calibrate and interpret 3D and 4D geomechanical models.
J. Herwanger, N. Koutsabeloulis, European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, 2011
4
Operator's, Organizational, Direct Support, General Support, ...
... CURRENT OFF ZERO 0.0 .01 CALIBRATE A2R14 .01 mW .03 CURRENT OFF ZERO 0.0 .03 CALIBRATE A2R13 .03 mW .1 CURRENT OFF ZERO 0.0 .1 CALIBRATE A2R12 .1 mW .3 CURRENT OFF ZERO 0.0 .3 CALIBRATE A2R11 .3 mW ...
5
Surface-Water Quality of the Skokomish, Nooksack, and ...
Graphs showing predicted and measured daily nutrient loads, and scatterplots of nutrient concentrations and streamflows used to calibrate the load-estimate regression equations for the North Fork Skokomish River (site 2) in the Puget Sound ...
6
The Quality Calibration Handbook: Developing and Managing a ...
The second label, Calibrate Before Use (CBU), has been used in the military for many years. There are occasions when a piece of test equipment is rarely used, or used only during certain exercises, or with certain types of equipment that are  ...
Jay L. Bucher, 2007
7
Photoshop for Digital Video: Creative Solutions for ...
Did you calibrate your monitor? You need to calibrate for your images to look professional with a better contrast and color range. Your colors used in flat tints will also be more accurate – nobody wants their patriotic blue to go toward purple or ...
Mike Gondek, Archie Cocke, 2005
8
Direct Support, General Support, and Depot Maintenance ...
To calibrate the radio set during the receive mode, the operator presses the CLARIFY-PUSH TO CALIBRATE control knob on the front Danel. With the control knob pushed in, + 12volts is provided to operate- calibrate control relay K2 in the  ...
9
Photoshop CS2 RAW: Using Adobe Camera Raw, Bridge, and ...
Using. Calibrate. Controls. to. Fine. Tune. and. Tint. With Camera Raw's Calibrate controls, you can fine-tune your desaturated image to make it more dramatic or add subtle color tints.Yes, I know, the Calibrate controls weren't created ...
Mikkel Aaland, 2006
10
Quality assurance guidelines for biological testing
TABLE 2.3 (continued) Instrument Procedure Frequency (b) Calibrate orifice calibration unit with positive displacement primary standard and differential manometers (c) Calibrate relative humidity indicator in the conditioning environment ...
Tracor Jitco, Inc, Environmental Monitoring and Support Laboratory (Las Vegas, Nev.), 1978

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CALIBRATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term calibrate is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Photographer Snaps Natural Miracle Of Glow Worms In 30-Million …
The LED lamp was used to calibrate to any color present in the setting. The photographer had to stand in cold water for hours, after finally ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
2
Your chance to look into a 'black hole': Scientists create material so …
When it's not being used for promotional stunts, Vantablack can be used to calibrate cameras used to take photos of the oldest objects in the ... «Irish Mirror, Jul 15»
3
The ins and outs of quantum chromodynamics
Edwards' team hopes to help better calibrate these physical experiments by determining the energy spectrum of exotic resonances as well as ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
4
With sights set firmly on SDGs, let's push for wider adoption of best …
Working at the community level for more than 25 years, it was easier for FXB to evaluate the direct impact of our efforts and calibrate our ... «Devex, Jul 15»
5
Abide Therapeutics begins Phase 1a study of ABX-1431 …
... study adds an extra level of precision that will allow us to learn more about the mechanism of action of ABX-1431 and to calibrate the dosing.". «News-Medical.net, Jul 15»
6
Morning Plum: Voting access is dismal throughout the south, new …
GOP COURTS DANGER ON IMMIGRATION: Michael Gerson explains the deeper dilemma Republicans face as they seek o calibrate their ... «Washington Post, Jul 15»
7
One simple app can make music and video sound a lot better on …
Once you've installed and opened Boom 2, it'll register which Mac computer you have and calibrate the sound according to its findings. Just let ... «Business Insider, Jul 15»
8
Mapping air quality with hire bike sensors
A cunning feature of the AirPublic proposal is that they could calibrate themselves against the more accurate monitors every time one of the ... «Techworld.com, Jul 15»
9
Ashes 2015: Sledging is out of control and a cancer on the game
... Haddin's main priority in preparing for the series: it was to calibrate, in his own mind, just how much the Australian side should “sledge”. «Telegraph.co.uk, Jul 15»
10
New law requires first-time DUI offenders to use interlock devices
Failure to calibrate will cause the device to “lock out the vehicle” and also result in “the suspension of the driver's license for failure to comply ... «The Weston Forum, Jul 15»

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