calibration

Definitions

Aviation

  • noun the adjusting of the scale or graduations on a measuring instrument or gauge

Cars & Driving

  • noun the process of marking the measuring units on an instrument or checking their accuracy

Computing

Economics

  • In economic models, particularly computable general equilibrium models, this refers to the assignment of values to parameters so as to align the model with real-world data.

Electronics

  • The process of checking indicated and/or measured values and making adjustments while comparing with a known standard. Such a procedure may be used to make sure that the readings, settings, or values of an instrument, component, or device are correct.
  • The gradations of a scale, such as that of a thermometer that reads to tenths of degrees.
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