To change the meaning or interpretation of one's original message or statement when such message or statement has been determined to have been viewed or received unfavorably by the listener or audience to whom such message or statement has been directed.
President Obama, when reflecting on his recent statement that the Cambridge police acted "stupidly," remarked that he should "recalibrate" such a statement in light of the Professor's uncooperative behavior.
by BA from PA January 25, 2010
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A recalibration is when any given relationship, romantic or not, needs a little kick start or has gotten stale. It needs a reset or refresh button, what it needs is a recalibration!
GUSton and I were in a bit of a rut last month but instead of breaking up we decided to getaway for a weekend to have a recalibration, now we couldn't be better!
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The act of hitting someone really hard in the head to bring them back to reality. Used by Natasha Romanoff in The Avengers.
Barton: "Why am I back? How'd you get him out?"
Romanoff: "Cognitive recalibration. I hit you really hard in the head."
by Bieber H8R June 16, 2015
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A witty, but accurate term for the act of hitting, dropping, or kicking something to make it work like it was just a second ago.
Person 1: "Why are you hitting your TV like that?"

*Signal clears up*

Person 2: "Percussion recalibration. I hit it, and now it works again."
by NextGen April 25, 2010
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