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calibrate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Measurement
calibratecal‧i‧brate /ˈkæləbreɪt/ verb [transitive] technical 🔊 🔊 1 to check or slightly change an instrument or tool, so that it does something correctly2 TMto mark an instrument or tool so that you can use it for measuring
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calibrateDeath was being held at bay, measured, calibrated, and analyzed.This is because every diode is individually calibrated and balanced to ensure uniform printing across every single line.In the preschool program scales must be properly calibrated, and calipers must be properly adjusted. 4.The red giants also may be useful in calibrating cosmic distances and estimating the age of the universe.Hence, the scale of the meter can be calibrated directly in terms of PCO2.A second experiment is then performed to calibrate the calorimeter.The next is to calibrate the gain, using a pair of Helmholtz coils.
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calibrate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycalibrate
he, she, itcalibrates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycalibrated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave calibrated
he, she, ithas calibrated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad calibrated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill calibrate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have calibrated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam calibrating
he, she, itis calibrating
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you, we, theyare calibrating
Past
I, he, she, itwas calibrating
you, we, theywere calibrating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been calibrating
he, she, ithas been calibrating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been calibrating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be calibrating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been calibrating
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