calibrate calibrate  /ˈkæ ləb ˌreɪt/


  1. (v) make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
  2. (v) mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
  3. (v) measure the caliber of



  1. Serious runners should calibrate it to their stride.
  2. What defines borderline personality disorder and makes it so explosive is the sufferers' inability to calibrate their feelings and behavior.
  3. Its stylus, like a Palm's, must be calibrated, and when pinpoint accuracy on the drawing board came into question, I would calibrate it again just to be on the safe side.


  1. Stocks Rally As Wall Street Braces Itself For Bernanke; Activists Target Sony And Dell

    Ahead of the Fed's potentially game-changing decision, U.S. stocks delivered another solid rally on Tuesday, with the Dow clocking in its sixth consecutive triple digit move.  As investors calibrate their expectations that Bernanke will taper his program of quantitative easing, activists stole the headlines, as Carl Icahn upped his bet on Dell and Dan Loeb increased his stake in Sony.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Mike Hashimoto: Be sure to read all of Scalia decision overturning Arizona law

    It has to be a slightly disconcerting day for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's usual cast of knee-jerk critics - the ones who calibrate their reaction to rulings by which side he's on.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Dallas Morning News


  1. "The challenge of the Toronto summit will be to ensure that global economic recovery is durable, balanced and sustainable and to calibrate exit strategies in the light of growing concerns over expansionary fiscal policies," Singh said in a...
    on Jun 25, 2010 By: Manmohan Singh Source: BusinessWeek

  2. "The challenge is to calibrate and phase in the new framework in a way that does not impede the recovery and does not contradict our macroeconomic objectives," Noyer told the Europlace Financial Forum in Paris. "If the rebalancing happens too...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Christian Noyer Source:

  3. Godfrey said Libya, like other OPEC nations is "having to re-calibrate their national budget" and one key issue is how to best maximize the returns from their energy resources.
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: John Godfrey Source: FOXNews

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