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the act of checking or adjusting (by comparison with a standard) the accuracy of a measuring instrument
“the thermometer needed
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(music) calibrating something (an instrument or electronic circuit) to a standard frequency
the act of adjusting something to match a standard
the act of adjusting or aligning the parts of a device in relation to each other
the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
an adjustment of the intervals (as in tuning a keyboard instrument) so that the scale can be used to play in different keys
adjustments made to an engine to improve its performance
an adjustment that causes something to occur or recur in unison
the act of adjusting an organ pipe (or wind instrument) so that it conforms to the standards of tone and pitch and color
any specific behavior
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