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Definition make fine adjustments or measurements; or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring;
  • She calibrated the oscilloscope for better measurement.
calibrated = made fine adjustments
  • She calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale.
  • calibrated = divided into marked intervals for measurement
  • The sensor needs to be calibrated in extreme weather.
  • calibrated = finely adjusted
  • I watched her move through the rippling pastel space of the Arcadian Court as if gliding, with little nods and tiny calibrated waves of the hand.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Blind Assassin
  • calibrated = finely adjusted
  • The computer is going to send a signal to calibrate the transponder, and the transponder is going to send a signal back.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • calibrate = make fine adjustments to
  • But the length of the rope has to be calibrated in proportion to the weight of the person; otherwise there is nothing quick or easy about it.
    Jennifer Niven  --  All the Right Places
  • calibrated = accurately adjusted
  • I paused a second, trying to figure out if my response should be calibrated to please Augustus or his parents.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • calibrated = finely adjusted
  • The picture showed the full length of Harrison against a background calibrated in feet and inches.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Harrison Bergeron
  • calibrated = divided into marked intervals to measure
  • They had no instrument to calibrate how much punishment he could take.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • calibrate = measure
  • My body was a beautiful, perfect economy, every feature calibrated, everything in balance.
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • calibrated = finally adjusted
  • He infused the radioactive tagging substance, a magnesium isotope, into the monkey and calibrated the scanner.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • calibrated = finely adjusted
  • We had buttons, we had circuits, and it could all be mapped and explained, reprogrammed and calibrated.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • calibrated = adjusted
  • That data can quickly be used to calibrate the outside temperature.
    Joshua Davis  --  Spare Parts
  • calibrate = measure
  • Sean had a different take: Michael's mind was finely calibrated to get from one day to the next.
    Michael Lewis  --  The Blind Side
  • calibrated = adjusted
  • Someone performs something that isn't part of the competition so the judges can calibrate their scoring.
    Colleen Hoover  --  Slammed
  • calibrate = finely adjust
  • I was wearing sixty pounds of gear, each gram meticulously chosen for a specific purpose, my load refined and calibrated over a dozen years and hundreds of similar missions.
    Mark Owen  --  No Easy Day
  • calibrated = adjusted
  • These things might be atmospheric probes or devices used to measure something they can't calibrate from space.
    Rick Yancey  --  The 5th Wave
  • calibrate = measure
  • Andil and the technicians were there to calibrate and experiment.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • My mother had always been the point that I calibrated myself against.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Lock and Key
  • Today about two-thirds of a typical casino's profits now come from slots and video poker — machines that are precisely calibrated to take your money.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation

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