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calibrate

Definitions

  • Rifle-calibre Maxim Gun
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v calibrate make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring "calibrate an instrument","graduate a cylinder"
    • v calibrate measure the caliber of "calibrate a gun"
    • v calibrate mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units "he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Calibrate To ascertain the caliber of, as of a thermometer tube; also, more generally, to determine or rectify the graduation of, as of the various standards or graduated instruments.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • calibrate To determine the caliber of, as the interior of a thermometer-tube. See calibration.
    • calibrate Hence To determine the relative value of, as different parts of an arbitrary scale.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Calibrate to determine the calibre of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. calibre, the bore of a gun; prob. L. quā librā, with what weight, or from Ar. qālib, a form.

Usage

In literature:

I earnestly pray he will get right again quickly for there are not many Commanders of his calibre.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
We soldiers found that our cartridges were not the right calibre.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
From it you can obtain an idea of the calibre of the man.
"Sonnie-Boy's People" by James B. Connolly
The time machine was not something that could be tested for calibration or performance.
"Project Mastodon" by Clifford Donald Simak
But for their invariable high calibre this would have been the result.
"Policing the Plains" by R.G. MacBeth
The walls and bastions are still remaining, which are strewed with a considerable number of cannon, spiked, and of a large calibre.
"The Substance of a Journal During a Residence at the Red River Colony, British North America" by John West
Very soon he got her mental calibre; with it got also certain surprises.
"Nicanor - Teller of Tales" by C. Bryson Taylor
A carronade is a short cannon of large calibre, but of very short range.
"The Naval History of the United States" by Willis J. Abbot
The heat evolved in burning of a definite weight of standard naphthaline may also be used as a means of calibrating the calorimeter as a whole.
"Steam, Its Generation and Use" by Babcock & Wilcox Co.
It often happens that the book translated is in a great degree indicative of the mental calibre of its translator.
"Mary Wollstonecraft" by Elizabeth Robins Pennell
Eighty-five pieces were captured, among them many large cannon of from 3 inches to 5 1/2 inches calibre.
"The Philippine Islands" by John Foreman
Every twenty-four hours these women turn out more small calibre cartridges than all England did the first year of this war.
"The Blot on the Kaiser's 'Scutcheon" by Newell Dwight Hillis
This is a universal standard of measuring a man's character and calibre.
"The Book of Business Etiquette" by Nella Henney
The No-trump may be only of minimum strength, but it may, on the other hand, be of much more than average calibre.
"Auction of To-day" by Milton C. Work
He was a man of smaller intellectual calibre than his royal brother, but of much pleasanter disposition.
"A Forgotten Hero" by Emily Sarah Holt
These men were not of the same calibre as the colored members of the legislature.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Wallie reached under his pillow and produced a pearl-handled revolver of 32 calibre.
"The Dude Wrangler" by Caroline Lockhart
His eyes were still on the needles that kept creeping higher and higher along the calibrated periphery of the meters.
"Unwise Child" by Gordon Randall Garrett
I had found Cleveland of the same calibre.
"An African Adventure" by Isaac F. Marcosson
It was of thirty-eight calibre, the same as the bullet that reposed in his pocket.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
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In news:

Set the blade to 0 degrees, calibrate the angle finder to 0 degrees by pushing a button, then crank the blade over until the angle finder reads the angle you want.
With the bundled PerfectLum application, the Dell U3011 is delivered DICOM-calibrated, with the possibility of 10-bit hardware re-calibration, DICOM conformance and luminance checks, as well as acceptance and constancy tests.
Cartier 's Calibre Multiple Time Zone Watch.
Calibration Made Easier, May 2004.
Size Up Gage Calibration Software, May 2006.
Calibration Software Grows Up, April 2010.
In the final installment of 50 Years of Quality, we take a look at how modern technology has transformed the calibration field.
The Cooke Corporation has introduced the cal-COLOR 400 Calibrated Precision Colormeter.
Emerson and Beamex Develop Innovative Method Linking Emerson's Asset Management Suite Device Manager Software with Beamex's MC5 Portable Calibrators and CMX Software.
Emerson, Beamex Team Up On Calibration at GSK Cork .
And, dairy producers and nutritionists can be amongst the most creative when it comes to their rations, says Kevin Leahy, nutritionist and technical services manager with Calibrate® Technologies.
The mechanical metal SMART DART is calibrated internally with shear pins so it mimics the effect achieved with a polymer to slip through when pumped with a certain amount of pressure.
It also includes setup and calibration screens for use in configuring and calibrating the machine performance.
Examining smartdiff To understand the ability of these new automated file merging techniques, let's take a closer look at one specific option available in the Calibre DESIGNrev filemerge process—– smartdiff.
Calibrate This— Electronically, Podcast.
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In science:

These data were calibrated in the same manner described above, with the exception of the polarization calibration.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
Observations of Uranus were also made for absolute flux calibration; typical uncertainties in the flux calibration are 15-20%. A journal of observations is provided in Table 2.
Molecular Gas in Infrared-Excess, Optically-Selected QSOs and the Connection with Infrared Luminous Galaxies
A relative calibration of the ADC response of each cell on a readout chip has been performed by injecting charge into individual pixels, sending a voltage pulse to a calibration capacitor in each front-end channel.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
Calibration for the FPIX0 p-spray (CiS) sensor. (a) single channel calibration curve with a nonlinear fit superimposed; (b) Tb x-ray spectrum.
Performance of prototype BTeV silicon pixel detectors in a high energy pion beam
This mismatch should be evaluated and corrected for by cross-calibration. A residual cross-calibration error ∆g will result in a spurious polarization signal pQ2 + U 2 ∼ ∆g × I .
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
For the CMB, a 1% calibration error typically induces a 10%-30% systematic error on the polarization fluctuation. A constant calibration mismatch is easily detected and corrected for.
Some sources of systematic errors on CMB polarized measurements with bolometers
The standard stellar spectra used to calibrate the Lick system were not flux calibrated.
Probing the stellar populations of early-type galaxies: the SAURON survey
A new calibration of the MV − W (OI 7774) relationship has been calculated using better estimates of reddenings and distances to a sample of 27 calibrator stars of A-G spectral types, based on accurate parallaxes and proper motions from the Hipparcos and Tycho catalogues.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
The standard error of the calibration using the composite sample was comparable to that obtained from the primary 27 calibrators, showing that it is possible to calculate mean Cepheid luminosities from random phase observations of the OI7774 feature.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
Though we have reduced calibration errors by measuring the W (OI 7774) feature at high resolution data, the MV data on the calibrators (mostly members of clusters and associations) was not meeting the required accuracy.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
In sections 3 and 4 the list of calibrators and their new MV -values are presented and the new calibration is discussed.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
The solid line is the calibration in Figure 1b obtained from the calibrators in Table 1. a) Distribution of Cepheids before W71 correction. b) The small crosses are the Cepheids positions after their W71 values were corrected from pulsational phase, see text for details.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
This calibration is brighter than other solid calibrations (e.g.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
The calibrations have been established using nearly solar abundance calibrators.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
The calibrations for composite data, given by eqs. 8 and 9, predict MV values within ±0.42 and ±0.43 mag. and therefore are comparable to the calibrations based solely on A-G nonvariable supergiants.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
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