|the offspring of a zebra and a donkey.|
|a children's mummer's parade, as on the Fourth of July, with prizes for the best costumes.|
|1.||to measure the calibre of (a gun, mortar, etc)|
|2.||to mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that readings can be made in appropriate units|
|3.||to determine the accuracy of (a measuring instrument, etc)|
|4.||to determine or check the range and accuracy of (a piece of artillery)|
|Part of Speech:||v|
|Definition:||to correct a measuring process by checking or adjusting again in comparison with a standard|
|Example:||The archaeologist recalibrated radiocarbon dates to adjust them to calendar years, using results gained from dendrochronology.|
calibrate cal·i·brate (kāl'ə-brāt')
v. cal·i·brat·ed, cal·i·brat·ing, cal·i·brates
To check, adjust, or determine the graduations of a quantitative measuring instrument by comparison with a standard.
To determine the caliber of a tube.
To make corrections in or adjust a procedure or process.